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Frontispiece — Mrs. L. P. Crane 6 

Editorial : "Politics" in the Federation 7-9 

Federation Announcement 3 

Our Expositions — A Toast; Mrs. Lillian Pray-Palmer 10 

President's Letter 10 

San Francisco Greetings ; Mrs. Percy S. King 10 

Peace ; Mrs. Percy V. Pennybacker 10 

Birth Registration and the Model Law ; Mrs. L. P. Crane 11 

Art and the "Hypodermic Process" ; Miss Ethel M. Wickes 12 

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For two months the California Fed- 
eration of Women's Clubs has had 
thrown at it the U N S P E C I F I C 
charges that its body of 33,000 women 
is being "man-handled and maneuv- 
ered," that it is "held pretty well in 
hand by a small group of women poli- 
ticians"; that "the Federation openly 
endorses measures and campaigns vig- 
orously for them," etc. 

Think of it, 33,000 of California's 
most intellectual women are being 
MANIPULATED by women poli- 
ticians who CONTROL and DOM- 
INATE the Federated body. No more 
attention has been paid to these wild 
charges than would be paid to a little 
yellow cur; for the source of the state- 
ments is one that has often been used 
to villify the Great and the Earnest. 
However, the yapping of the cur has 
changed to yelping so just for fun we'll 
turn around and see what Fido wants. 

Who is trying to hurt the Federa- 
tion by making wild statements as 
cold blooded facts, that people who 
do not know the tactics of some of the 
Press might be gullible enough to be- 
lieve? The 32,900 of us who are not 
being man-handled feel terribly 
snubbed that we have not been ap- 
proached b}' these "female politicians" 
so we could have the chance to draw 
our faithful swords on the enemy who 
is eating the heart of the Federation 
without stopping to fletcherize. 

If charges are to be made against 
the Federation they should be made in 
the OPEN. If anybody wishes to 
"GET" the Federation "politicians" the 
easiest way would be to call them by 
name ; and the Federation itself would 

be the first to aid in their capture. The 
Federation as a whole must not be con- 
demned because of the possible pres- 
ence of "political" parasites, neither 
should the GOOD NAME OF THE 
FEDERATION be besmirched in or- 
der to point out these parasites 

We have heard so much of "poli- 
ticians" in the Age of Man Rule that 
we have overlooked the fact that there 
is a perfectly respectable definition of 
politician in the dictionary. Of course 
there are two definitions hatched from 
the brain of Webster but the one that 
applies to the Federated Mass is : 

"Politics is the science of govern- 
ment ; that part of ethics which has to 
do with the regulation and government 
of a nation or state, the preservation 
of its safety, peace and prosperity, the 
defense of its existence and rights 
against foreign control or conquest, 
protection of its citizens, etc." 

We need to study the etymology of 
the word politics. Our education is 
sadly neglected. PoHtical action is so 
often misnamed and misthought "po- 
litical manipulation." There are poli- 
ticians and "politicians." The last 
named kind always lives behind a bar- 
ricade of quotation marks. They are 
the vicious minority. The charges 
made against the Federation would 
have us believe that this class "con- 
trols and dominates" the Federation. 
That is an insult to every Federated 

There may be, and there probably 
are, women in the Federation who are 
"politicians." "Politicians" really do 
now and then, crop out in clubs, clois- 


ters, churches and cafeterias. So far 
as the Federation is concerned — we can 
speak for this year at least, and gen- 
erally safely for the future — the "poli- 
ticians" who have entered the arena 
have "ambled right along" out again 
and if they have looked for a slice out 
of the Federation's power they have 
not obtained it. 

But be that as it may, when Justice 
is summed on a logical slate, it will 
be found the GREAT MAJORITY of 
the women of the California Federation 
are true blue ; they are working with 
seriousness and steadfastness for hu- 
manity and forgetful of self and self 

Politics — in its highest sense — is the 
very motor which moves the machinery 
of government. The Federation is in 
politics. Why should it not be in the 
field of power? Why should it not 
endorse measures OPENLY and cam- 
paign for them VIGOROUSLY? Why 
did women want the ballot if they 
were not going to use it? 

The Federation is pledged to work 
for woman and child welfare. The 
most efficient manner to carry on this 
work is to do it through individual ex- 
perts — acting collectively. Who is 
more expert to do the work than those 
who are EXPERIENCED in the 
work ? 

So the Federation is in politics and 
it is in politics to stay. As soon as 
the Federation steps out of politics, 
just then will it cease to become of any 
use to women and children. There is 
not a measure, there is not a reform, 
there is not a bit of social reconstruc- 
tion that can be accomplished by the 
Federation without POLITICAL 

If the Federation cannot work 
through political action what shall it 
do? Shall women go back where they 
THE MIDDLE AGES— when they 
had to kotow and salaam for every- 
thing they wished ; when it was a crime 
for women to be discovered with gray 
matter in their craniums; or anything 

other than Laura Jean Libby ideas in 
their heads? 

Shall women go back to quilting 
parties, pink teas, lemonade and straw- 
berry socials, or to sewing carpet rags 
for the heathens? How much con- 
structive work could women accom- 
plish if they did this? Are legislators 
influenced to do right through seeing 
pretty rag rugs, do they love tea, or 
could they be bribed with nice home- 
made quilts and sofa pillows for their 
legislative chairs to make their session 
naps easy? 

Nay ! Nay ! Women of this Federa- 
tion, you now have the greatest power 
in the history of organized womanhood 
to make your "United Strength Strong- 
er" in clearing the civic jungles and 
emptying the polluted civic arenas. 
Good men are glad you have entered 
the big fight ; bad men and some news- 
papers are AFRAID of you. Could 
you ask greater compensation for your 
wonderful work? Terrible and heart 
breaking — is the grafter to have no 
field he can call his own. For 
Heaven's sake and political economy's 
sake what does it matter — if he is 
crowded out? 

But women take comfort. You in 
your Federation are doing more to 
"cut down in their youth" the "poli- 
ticians" of both sexes than any other 
factor — so keep going just as you are, 
in the paths you have cleared — only 
travel a little faster. 

The Federation is politic because it 
promotes a policy — the policy of Hu- 
manity. Individually women of the 
Federation show politicalism — that is, 
real party spirit in politics. They work 
politically — that is in a political man- 
ner. But notwithstanding the charges 
made — there are mighty few politicas- 
ters in the Federation. Even the dic- 
tionary is about to make them obso- 

Men do good work and women want 
good laws. Women have gone into 
politics and are purifying politics, 
through their legislative and political 
action. The Federation can accom- 


plish its good work ONLY through 
legislative and political intercourse. 
The trouble is we have been afraid of 
the word politician in the same way 
we have been afraid of the word sex. 
It has kept us on our knees in the nar- 
row confines of our own self-conscious- 
ness too long. It is time to learn the 
real diacritical marks over the letters 
in the word politician, then pronounce 
it correcth^ and without fear. 

Nothing can be legislative without 
being political. Whatever humanitarin 
measures women wish to get through 
must be attained through political ac- 
tion. It is true there are women hold- 
ing office in the Federation today who 
also hold state offices in various capaci- 
ties. These are women known up and 
down the state for their executive 
ability, usefulness to humanity; wom- 
en who are serving the state in the 
highest capacity of which officials are 
capable ; and it is because they are so 
capable in their respective offices 

No doubt the Federation has been 
approached by "politicians." It would 
be a sad commentary on the Federa- 
tion's wonderful power if somebody 
hadn't sought to gain plunder or no- 
toriety or a coup through a body rep- 
resenting over 33,000 of California's 
most intellectual and executive women. 
The very worth, strength and glory 
of the Federation would bring the axes- 
to-grind confrere in a waiting line at 
the Federation door. 

That is nothing against the Federa- 
tion. The fact that they come is a 
compliment. They do not harm the 
Federation. They do not destroy its 
usefulness. They do not taint it. It is 
claimed now that there are certain me- 
diums higher up than "politicians" who 
would like to discredit the Federation 
and the secret is that it is because of 

It may be a matter of "motest" or 
"beamest" eye (in the excitement of 

the moment we have coined two 
words) in this case of charges. There 
are sour grapes even in politics. We'll 
just have to grab awful "politics" by 
the horns and sit on its head if things 
go on. ^^erily we know not whether 
we leave Hope behind us or whether 
we see it ahead of us. We prefer to 
look forward. 

The present Executive Board of the 
California Federation is above re- 
proach (unless members are masters 
in art of hiding their criminal instincts 
and tendencies). No one has yet suc- 
ceeded in "putting over" anything on 
the present administration. 

Even' the little yellow dog has not 
dared to bark at our splendid State 
President, Mrs. Lillian Pray-Palmer — 
but if she continues to do her work in 
the splendid manner which she has 
shown in the past — eventually she may 
have hope that she may see little Fido's 
incisors and biscuspids. 

Members of the state board beware 
that no "once over" gets you; state 
president have a care that you are not 
"dragged over the political coals" ; re- 
vision of by-laws committee you'll have 
to "sweat blood' for surely the feminine 
honor eaters will try to enter some 
sordid, subtle, scented by-law or two 
that may "further their ends" and mid- 
dles of subterfuge — for the charges 
made might verify such a move. 

Women be partisan if you like — just 
so you are sincere in it. We are speak- 
ing to the great JNIASS of Federation 
women who are RIGHT and sincere, 
and not to the half dozen "politicians" 
at all. They need no advice. Women 
of Federation keep your Party. You 
have a perfect right to choose the Party 
for which you wish to work. But we 
have this faith in you — that no matter 
what party you may call your own, 
when it comes to big humanitarian is- 
sues which affect your homes and chil- 
dren, you will BAND on those issues 
and party lines will fall like broken 

There is no organization, we may 
say no two organizations combined, 

(Cantinued on Page 27) 




A Toast by 
Lilliem Pray-Palmer 

State President 

"1915!" Slogan that has spurred us 
to great endeavor. 

"1915!" Year of magic that has lured 

"1915!" California's great year of 
EXPOSITION, we hail Thee! 

On San Diego's hills above the bright 
Harbor of the Sun, our "Queen City of 
Flowers" — the Panama-California EX- 
POSITION, sits and smiles. Her 
chaste white walls and towers are vine 
hung, and rose garlanded. With her 
gateways open, and her paths of beau- 
ty flower strewn, She bids Thee wel- 
come 1915! 

In San Francisco, at the portals of 
the Golden Gate, with brow gold 
crowned, her royal garments gem be- 
decked, enthroned beside our Western 
Sea — The Panama-Pacific Exposition, 
with lifted sceptre greets Thee, 1915; 
bids Thee enter and abide. . Thy days 
are her days. North, South, from her 
Mountains to the Sea, Sunny Califor- 
nia invites the world to toast with her 
The New Year— 1915. 

Mrs. Percy S. King, District President 

The very best wishes and all the joy 
the New Year can bring, I extend to 
all officers and club women of The 
Federation. Federation is growing 
wonderfully in this District this year. 
The visit of our beloved State Presi- 
dent, Mrs. Palmer, from Humboldt to 
Monterey, with her splendid character 
and encouragement, has in many ways 
strengthened and directed us with wis- 

Let us concentrate in putting the 
highest ideals into our Federation 
work. Let us waive personalities and 
work together with our broadest or- 
ganized strength. The stronger we 
are individually, the greater shall we 
be collectively. 

IPresiDent's Xetter 

It would give me great pleasure to 
speak my appreciation for the many 
beautiful holiday greetings that have 
come to me during this present joyful 
season ; to say to each and every wo- 
man in the California Federation, "I 
wish you a Happy New Year," "I wish 
you Health, Happiness, and Success," 
for so we love to greet our friends as 
the New Year presents its splendid op- 
portunities and fine responsibility. 

Its precious GIFT of TIME is a sa- 
cred trust which ever inspires us to 
renew our pledge of service to human- 
ity; to re-consecrate our best and high- 
est endeavor to the daily round of du- 
ties that awaits us. 

Under the inspiration of fresh begin- 
ning which the New Year oilers, let 
us attempt the work of the Federation 
with a new enthusiasm. Let us forget 
whatever of disappointment we may 
have felt when we have sometimes 
failed to hit the mark our high ideals 
have set; or when beset by limiting 
conditions we have been unable to ac- 
complish some things both great and 
grand that we have longed to do. 

We are facing a New Year, one that 
promises to bring great success to our 
splendid California Federation and to 
our beloved State. Each of us is re- 
sponsible for a certain measure of this 
success. Let us pledge again our loy- 
alty, our love and our zeal to the cause 
of California Womanhood. 
Sincerely yours, 


PEACE! 1915! 

Dear Friends: 

A happy New Year to you one and 
all. Our greetings for 1915, however, 
are saddened by the thought that in 
Europe the new year dawns in tragic 
sorrow; let us, therefore, pray daily 
that peace may soon come to our broth- 
ers and sisters across the sea. 





By Mrs. L. P. Crane 

State Chairman of Health 

of all births 

The registration ot all births is re 
garded as of so much importance as a 
mechanical expedient necessary in the 
full care of all of the children in the 
country that it is being made the sub- 
ject of special consideration by the 
Health Department of the California 
Federation of Women's Clubs. 

Mrs. Pennybacker in a letter to the 
Children's Bureau says : ''As time has 
gone on and the subject of birth regis- 
tration has received a new impetus, I 
feel that the General Federation of 
Women's Clubs acted wisely in asking 
the Children's Bureau to prepare a 
pamphlet to make clear and definite 
the need of birth registration and to 
stimulate public interest toward 
strengthening our present laws or urg- 
ing of new laws. As President of the 
Federation I earnestly commend this 
subject to the active support of clubs 
and individuals, to the end that Euro- 
pean authorities can no longer say in 
statistical discussions, — 'The figures 
for the United States are not avail- 

Onl}' nine American States have any 
adequate birth registration laws and 
3-et there is hardly a relation from the 
cradle to the grave in which the record 
of birth may not be of greatest value. 

Birth registration is necessar}- in or- 
der that figures may be available upon 
which to base the accurate study of 
disease and its prevention. It is es- 
sential that the individual may have a 
record to refer to in all questions relat- 
ing to heredity, legitimacy, property 
rights, and identity. It is especially 
important that exact ages may be defi- 
nitely known in order to make possible 
the enforcement of the laws regulating 
school attendance, child labor and the 
age of consent. 

As a step toward stimulating public 
interest in the registration of all births 
and with the purpose of obtaining data 
concerning the adequacy of the state 
law, the Public Health Department is 

co-operating with the Children's Bu- 
reau at Washington in making a test 
of the completeness of birth registra- 
tion in California. The investigation 
is being conducted by a committee in 
each count}- appointed by the Health 
Chairman and several hundred club 
women are now working to increase 
public interest in the question of com- 
plete birth registration. 

Although there remains a great deal 
3'et to be done the work is convincing 
us that the Registration law in Cali- 
fornia has some features which would 
make it impossible for the most earnest 

officials to 

Sfood results in regis- 

tration. The investigation is thus stim- 
ulating public interest toward urging 
the passage of a good registration law 
and in forcing efficiency in administer- 
ing the law. It was for this reason that 
the State Board, California Federation 
of Women's Clubs at a recent meeting 
expressed approval of the recommenda- 
tion of the Health Department to work 
for what is known as the "Alodel Law." 

The Model Bill was drafted in 1907, 
patterned after the Pennsylvania law, 
which has proved so effective. It was 
revised in 1912 by a committee of the 
American Association in consultation 
with representatives of the American 
Public Health Association, the Amer- 
ican Bar Association, a committee on 
Uniform State Laws, the Bureau of 
the Census, and the Children's Bureau. 
The legislation has been approved by 
the American Association for the pre- 
vention of Infant Mortality and by the 
American Federation of Labor. 

The Bill overcomes some of the de- 
fects in our present registration law 
by dividing the state into districts and 
giving to the State Board of Health 
the power to appoint a local registrar 
of vital statistics for each registration 
district in the state. It provides that 
each local registrar shall be paid the 
sum of twenty-five cents for each birth 
(Continued on Page 32) 




By Ethel M. Wickes, State Chairman of Art 

Some years ago, when the only Club 
I knew was the Art Student's Club, of 
Paris, and when I was, as yet, unfa- 
miliar with the local clubwoman's vo- 
cabulary, a young woman informed me 
that she was stud3'ing art. 

Having "studied art" myself, I was 
interested. I asked her where she was 
studying, and she answered, "At the 
Club." I had heard that some of the 
Clubs had language classes, so why 
not classes in drawing or painting? 
But no, it was not drawing or painting. 
What the young woman really studied 
was the History of Art. "Studying" 
was her word, but I should have called 
it "Art History by the Hypodermic 

Once a week she listened to a "Talk 
on Art." She sat on a chair and let 
her system take up as much as it would 
absorb. She seemed to have a good 
deal of endurance, as this had been go- 
ing on for two years. During that 
time she had not read one book on the 
subject, for herself. I learned from 
her that it was the "Art Section" of 
her Club that conducted these "Talks." 
Then I tried to find out what else the 
Art Section did to deserve the name. 
But that was all : it talked. 

I made another discovery. For two 
years this misguided young woman 
had been listening to talks on ItaHan 
Art, with the result that she imagined 
that Italian Art was all the art there 
was, and that nothing that had been 
painted since the Sixteenth Century 
was worth looking at, or talking about. 

Now, this woman, grown older, but 
not wiser, appears again. At least it 
must be she. She has awakened to the 
fact that there are persons who think 
enough of Modern Art to collect a 
great exhibition of modern pictures, in 
a gallery specially erected for that pur- 
pose. She concludes that she ought to 
know something about these paintings 
before visiting the Exposition and so 
she writes to the District Chairman of 

Art. She wants to know the names of 
the Artists who will exhibit in the Pal- 
ace of Fine Arts, all about them, even 
their ages. It would seem that she 
has a fear of committing to memory 
the names or artists whose work may 
not pass the jury. Or. perhaps she 
does not know there is to be a jury. 

One thing ought to be made clear — 
that it is impossible to obtain a list of 
exhibitors before an exposition is 
opened. The Jury for the Panama-Pa- 
cific International Exposition meets in 
January. All pictures must be in be- 
fore January 5. No one knows how 
many have been sent in. 

I am sorry for that young woman. 
If she really cared for pictures she 
would go to the Exposition without an- 
ticipatory worries. But she thinks she 
OUGHT to care for them, which is a 
very different attitude of mind. 

The true picture lover, whether art- 
ist or layman, will spend no time in 
memorizing names and dates. He will 
go to the Palace of Fine Arts on a 
tour of discovery. He will welcome fa- 
miliar names. He will be glad when 
old favorites surpass themselves, or 
sorrowful at any decline in their skill, 
but perhaps his greatest interest will 
be in the finding of a good picture by 
an unknown artist. 

The person with a real love of art 
will study the pictures and statuary 
during the Exposition, will read what 
he may find pertaining to both art and 
artists, during and after the Exposi- 
tion. It would never occur to him that 
any one would try to prepare for an 
exhibition by the reading of biography 
and criticism. It is as if one read the 
titles of books instead of the contents. 
One must SEE many works of Art to 
understand and appreciate them. 

Great interest is manifested in the good 
roads movement in North Carolina. 




By Mrs. Willicun H. Jamison 

Secretary, American Opera Association 
California Vice-President, National Federation of Music Clubs 

At a meeting of the National 
Board of the National Federation of 
Musical Clubs, which was held about 
two years ago, Mrs. Jason Walker, 
Chairman of the American IMusic Com- 
mittee, offered a suggestion that during 
the year 1915, when all the world 
would be coming to the Pacific Coast, 
some western city might be willing to 
offer a prize for an American Opera 
through the Federation and would un- 
dertake the production of the opera as 
one of its attractions. Mrs. Walker 
and Mrs. David Allen Campbell, an- 
other member of the committee, came 
west to look over the situation and de- 
cided that Los Angeles would be the 
best city to undertake the proposition. 

At first thought it was enough to 
stagger the most enthusiastic, but 
though it looked almost too big a thing 
to undertake, it was much too big a 
thing for Los Angeles to reject. Mr. 
F. W. Blanchand, who was the chair- 
man of the committee and is President 
of the American Opera Association, 
which was later formed to carry out 
the plans, suggested that it would be 
too much of an effort to put forth un- 
less it could be made to assume some- 
thing of a permanent form and it was 
finally decided that if the National 
Federation of Musical Clubs would 
consent to hold every alternate festival 
in this city, for as long a time as we 
were willing to offer a prize and pro- 
duce a new American opera, we would 
undertake the work. 

The sum of $10,000 was decided upon 
as the amount of the prize, and it has 
just been awarded to Mr. Horatio Par- 
ker for his opera "Fairyland." There 
were fifty-six entries and the judges 
were unanimously in favor of this one. 
The envelopes containing the names of 
the competitors were opened in the 
presence of a notary after the award 
had been made and it was found that 

Mr. Parker was the successful contest- 

The raising of the prize money and 
the production of the opera is in the 
hands of the American Opera Associa- 
tion of Los Angeles, which must not 
be confused with any other organiza- 
tion having a similar name. There is 
no other having a similar purpose, for 
this is purely philanthropic and there 
is no possible way by which any of the 
officers can receive any compensation 
for the things they are doing. Mr. J. 
F. Sartori is the custodian of the funds ; 
not one penny can be expended except 
over the signature of both the Presi- 
dent and the Secretary and the vouch- 
ers must be further signed by three 
members of the executive committee. 

The giving of sixty performances of 
a prize opera will mark an epoch in the 
history of American music. All the 
managers who have been consulted 
are agreed that the opera should not 
only repay the expenses of its produc- 
tion, but that there should be a con- 
siderable sum in addition, as a nucleus 
for the next prize. It is simply a ques- 
tion of raising the money in advance 
and the Association is taking subscrip- 
tions, which will allow the contributors 
to take all, or any portion of the 
amount, in tickets for the opera or any 
of the other festival events. The sale 
of seats will be open to subscribers be- 
fore it is announced to the general pub- 
lic, and it is hoped that the house will 
be sold out for several performances 
before the opera is put on. 

In addition to the prize opera and 
the regular festival programmes as car- 
ried out at other biennials, a World's 
Congress of Musicians of which Mr. 
Charles Wakefield Cadman is Chair- 
man, will meet in connection with this 
festival. Mr. Cadman's committee 
comprises some of the most illustrious 
of the American musicians and they 



have signified tlieir intention of coming 
here, and of presenting or conducting 
their own works. Too much cannot be 
said of the unselfishness and en- 
thusiasm with which Mr. Cadman is 
working to further the interests of good 
music in his own country. He has "ar- 
rived" and is eager to help those who 
are not so fortunate and to put Amer- 
ican music upon the dignified basis 
where it belongs. 

The details of the programme will 
be settled at a meeting of the Board 
of the National Federation but the ten- 
tative outline is as follows : June 24 — 
Reception of officers ; (music furnished 
by Los Angeles singers and instru- 
mentalists) ; June 25 — Opening of Con- 
vention. (Afternoon and evening de- 
voted to choral and orchestral work of 
public schools) ; June 26 — Continua- 
tion of convention, (chamber music 
and orchestral concerts afternoon and 
evening) ; June 27 — Every church in 
Los Angeles and vicinity will arrange 
for sacred concerts, including organ re- 
citals by visiting organists, featuring 
exclusively works by American com- 
posers ; June 28 — The choral organiza- 
tions of California will be heard in com- 
petitive concerts, day and evening ; 
June 30 — Artists' concerts, day and 
evening; July 1 — First performance of 
the American Price Opera; July 2— 
Second performance of prize opera; 
July 3 — Grand pageant, beginning with 
the music of the Aborigines, followed 
by early Spanish and mission music 
and the music of the Padres; later 
Spanish music ; the coming of the 
Gringo music down to the present time 
and a parade of visiting musical en- 

This year will determine the posi- 
tion of Los Angeles, and its neighbor- 
ing cities, musically and just what part 
they will have in the development of 
a musical America — with themselves 
as the center of it. We have such an 
opportunity as has never before been 
presented to any American city and it 
is no exaggeration to say that the 
whole world is watching eagerly to see 
what use we make of it. It rests with 

ourselves as to whether or not we make 
a success of the coming festival sea- 
con and by so doing bring all these 
wonderful musical advantages to us 
every four years. The value of hav- 
ing regularly recurring festivals for 
which our musicians may plan and to- 
ward which they may work cannot be 
over estimated. 

Mrs. Antoinette Houghton 

Chairman of Publicity 

Season's Greetings" was the mes- 
sage extended to visitors Wednesday, 
December 9 at the Saturday Afternoon 
Club of Downey. The Club rooms 
sang praises with their huge bouquets 
of flaming poinsettias. Christmas was 
suggested in the appointments of the 
banquet tables, carrying out the color 
scheme of green and red, with sprays 
of ferns, garlands of smilax and poin- 
settias, in all their glory of red. Ming- 
ling with the spirit of reciprocity which 
prevailed it presented a veritable poem 
of harmony. 

The president, Mrs. J. Frank Stout, 
assisted by the reception committee, 
greeted over sixty guests. A delicious 
luncheon was served at 12 o'clock. 

Visitors responded with toasts and 
graceful interchange of vital thought. 
To many this was an initial meeting. 
All expressed their appreciation of the 
privilege to be present on an occasion 
where "We look for Unity — but Unity 
in Diversity." 

The program given by the young 
people of the club, was a special fea- 
ture. We should encourage young girls 
to be a part of an organization where 
much is to be gained by coming in con- 
tact with thoughts of mature minds and 
the diverse opportunities club work 
offers. The piano trio by three little 
folks pointed to the coming genera- 
tion of clubs and the original poem by 
Miss Martin assures us of the continu- 
ance of literary talent. 

The presence of Mrs. H. A. Cable 
and Mrs. E. M. Cate, president and 
vice-president of the Los Angeles dis- 
trict, added much interest and inspira- 
tion to the day. 




By Mrs. George F. Reinhairdt 

State Chairman of Literature 

An historian once made the interest- 
ing statement that every nation had 
bestowed upon the world 'some gift 
which the future incorporated into its 
civiUzation. The Greek, he said, gave 
us art, the Roman. poHtical science, the 
Teuton, ideal family life, and so on to 
the Jew, who gave us monotheistic re- 
ligion and a book unparalleled in the 
nobleness of its characters, elevation of 
its ideas, and diversity* and richness of 
its expression. 

The English Bible has been the in- 
spiration in conduct and in art of the 
greatest men that speak our language. 
It is significant that the first coherent 
words of English speech, in the ancient 
form of the tongue that was used in 
the British Isles before William the 
Norman brought French blood and 
French speech, and transformed the 
Anglo Saxon into modern English, are 
found in a verse modeled on the He- 
brew scriptures. 

The Bible is, strictly speaking, not 
a book but a library, composed of sixty- 
six different books written by almost 
as many different authors. These writ- 
ings stretch over a period of more than 
a thousand years, and take the form of 
many types of literature. Genesis is a 
collection of prehistoric stories ; Exo- 
dus, and the following three books are 
a collection of civil and religious laws 
made for governing the Jews in their 
migratory history; Kings and Chron- 
icles are a series of historical records ; 
Ruth, a simple and delightful tale; 
Esther, a glimpse of court life; Job, a 
drama; the Psalms, a collection of lyric 
poems to be used in Hebrew worship ; 
Proverbs, a volume of wise sayings 
from many sources ; the Song of Songs, 
a love drama; Ecclesiastes, a poem in 
which the philosophy of despair is tried 
out against the philosophy of hope; 
and, besides all these, there are the 
writings of the prophets consisting of 
sermons, narratives, and symbolic tales 

applicable, not only to the Jews, but to 
humanity at large. 

Recall the nobility of the characters 
that appear in history and story, the 
deep truths in the philosophy of the old 
Testament; the Messianic hope that in- 
spired law-maker, priest, and prophet, 
the passionate love of God, and good- 
ness, and nature, and, in the new Tes- 
tament, the simple and beautiful stories 
in which the Messianic hope is realized, 
and in which the parables of the Mes- 
siah become models of all that is noble 
and uplifting in prose literature. 

Before the settlement of America 
perhaps the strongest impulse towards 
democracy was given when the Bible, 
turned but recently into the English 
tongue, was ordered set up in the 
churches that, whosoever wished, 
might come and read. The crowds that 
gathered round the Bible in the nave 
of St. Paul's, or the family group that 
hung on its words in the devotional 
exercises at home, were leavened with 
a new literature. 

Let us study the Book of books as a 
revelation unparalleled in strength and 
loveliness by any other of the world 
literature, an inspiration toward better 
citizenship and a finer type of national 

The Inland Waterways Association 
of California, at the semi-annual ses- 
sion held in Stockton, September 24- 
26, unanimously adopted resolutions 
favoring such action on the part of the 
United States government as will re- 
sult in protecting the Imperial Valley 
and the $75,000,000 of wealth that the 
people of that valley have developed 
within recent years, from the disas- 
trous effects of the overflow of the 
Colorado River, and recommending the 
immediate appropriation by Congress 
of a sufficient fund to establish such re- 
taining levees and other works as will 
protect the Imperial Valley from the 
danger of overflow. 




By Lutie E. StezuTis 

Director in the General Federation of Women's Clubs 

(Miss Stearns, who is one of the most brilliant epigrammatists and reparteeists 
Los Angeles club women have heard for some time, did not say she was dissecting club 
women, but we take the responsibility of so naming her clever article. — Ed. Note.) 

The club-women of California may 
be grouped into two great classes — 
those that "work" and those that 

Climatic conditions, the ease of liv- 
ing in apartments fitted with every la- 
bor saving device, the many cafeterias 
and delicatessen shops, and the cheap 
household labor are all factors tending 
to give the women, who wish to take 
advantage of them, more leisure than 
is vouchsafed to the women of any oth- 
er state within our knowledge. 

To our mind there is a moral re- 
sponsibility invoked in such living con- 
ditions that is not recognized by the 
average woman. Many women in Cali- 
fornia have left toil and hardships in 
varying degrees behind them in the 
eastern states and have come here for 
surcease from care. They join one of 
the larger clubs to promote acquaint- 
anceship and to keep in touch with 
modern thought through the weekly 
programs. Their interest practically 
resolves itself into keeping up their 
dues and in attending such sessions as 
may appeal to their personal fancy. 
They do not attend the business meet- 
ings, take no part in the election of of- 
ficers, and decline to serve on commit- 
tees. Their value to the club lies in 
the money received from their dues and 
in filling the chairs at the lectures. 

There is another class of club women 
in California. They may be termed 
the idealistic class. They see in club 
membership a great, vital opportunity 
for service. They realize the possibili- 
ties of organized womanhood. They 
look upon the leisure granted them as 
a God-given grace for the advancement 
of His Kingdom upon Earth. These 
women decline to study Ancient Greece 
until they solve the problem of the 
"grease" at their back doors. They 
will not consider culture in the draw- 

ing-room or parlor while corruption ex- 
ists at the city hall or state house. 

They will listen to talks on "The In- 
fluence of Persian Wars Upon the 
Philosophy of Vendalli" as a pleasant 
mental tintinnabulation, but their real 
interests lie in "humans" and in a dis- 
cussion of the great, vital, everyday 
problems affecting "humans" of all 
conditions, races, and climes. They 
look upon their enfranchisement as an 
opportunity to better civic conditions 
and they decline to regard "politics" 
and "pollution" as synonymous terms. 

They are the Club women who cire 
trying to bring back into political life 
the old-time idea that politics "is the 
administration of public affairs in the 
interest of the peace, prosperity and 
safety of the state." These women 
realize that in the accomplishment of 
the higher purposes of organized wom- 
anhood, they must stand "side by 
each," shoulder to shoulder, not in 
"rings," without rancour, or division, 
or petty jealousies ; that as in a Nation, 
so in a State, there must be no North, 
no South, but Union Indissoluble. 

At the 1913 session of the Legisla- 
ture, a bill was passed empowering the 
governor to appoint a board to inves- 
tigate and report on the merits of a 
system of mother's pensions and old 
age insurance. Governor Johnson has 
appointed the following committee to 
carry out this work and report to the 
coming legislature suggestions for ap- 
propriate legislation : Katharine Fel- 
ton of the San Francisco Associated 
Charities; William H. McCartry, San 
Francisco supervisor; Mrs. Frances 
Noel, Los Angeles social worker; Dr. 
Flora W. Smith, Kingsburg social 
worker; John Francis Neylan, chair- 
man state board of control. — (Califor- 
nia Outlook). 



Mrs. Hcirry A. Bates 

District President 
Per Mrs. Leslie Ferris, Press Chairman 

The Eighteenth Annual Convention 
of the San Joaquin District, C. F. W. 
C, will be held at Selma, February 
11-13, 1915. The president, Mrs. H. 
A. Bates, earnestly requests all clubs 
to send full delegations — delegates who 
will carry home inspirational messages 
of the Federation. 

The program for the convention is 
being so planned as to bring out, in 
the presentation of its topics by able 
speakers, and in the free discussions 
which will follow, the many important 
lines of work which are appearing be- 
fore club women. Particular attention 
has been given to the engagement of 
speakers to present topics of general 
interest at the evening sessions. The 
Selma Club will arrange a program of 
music. The president desires each 
club in the district to send compre- 
hensive and concise reports of work 
actually accomplished by the club. 

San Joaquin district was represent- 
ed at the Legislative Council of Cal- 
ifornia, San Francisco, December 12, 
b}'' the president, Mrs. H. A. Bates, 
and Miss Esta Broughton, a member 
of the Modesto Woman's Improvement 
Club, who is a law student at the Uni- 
versity of California. The delegates 
report a very profitable session of the 

For twenty years the El Cajon Val- 
ley Wednesday Club has filled a large 
place in the social and intellectual life 
of our little Valley. We are not a 
regular Study Club, but devote one 
afternoon each month to a gathering, 
very Democratic, uplifting, inspiring, 
and educative, as well as social and 
restful to the busy house-mothers and 
home-makers of our Valley. It has 
forty members, and is federated in 
County, State and general Federation. 
— (Mrs. D. G. Gordon, President). 


The waves of the Pacific sang to the 
shores of California their same sweet, 
weird melody centuries gone by; the 
warm winds caressed the same hill- 
sides of the Sierras before white-man 
set foot in this country ; the same dome 
of heaven encompassed this land when 
the Master-hand was moulding the 
destiny of a great United States. 

This wonderous song of California is 
but beginning to be heard throughout 
the land and the strings are becoming 
more and more vibrant, for the volume 
of song is greater with every year. It 
is the pioneer song of the painter, poet 
and musician, who are the interpreters 
of their people. 

Let not this song, oh people, pass un- 
heeded, but take unto heart that no ex- 
pression in art can be too beautiful to 
express California and be placed in 
public parks or public institutions, 
whether it be sculpture or mural dec- 

The child should have instilled a 
sense of the beautiful from its earliest 
days by association with works of art 
and be given an appreciation and un- 
derstanding of them. More artists and 
lecturers are coming to California 
every year and where an individual or 
an institution is striving to sow seeds 
for a harvest of high ideals, so truly 
will the beautiful enter the daily lives 
of those in that community and make 
it better in every sense. 

There is a romance and dignity to 
the open in California which conveys 
the grandeur of an Athens and the day 
will truly come when some dreamer 
shall express this land in either song 
or on canvas that will find companion- 
ship with the great expressions of 


Mrs. Percy V. Pennybacker, president of 
the General Federation, is spending two 
months at her home in Austin, Texas, after 
an absence of si.x months, traveling in the 
interest of the organization. 



Mrs. J, A. Smith, Past President 

The present Averill Club was started 
late in the eighties when a few admir- 
ing friends, including Miss Victoria 
Witmer, who is now one of our hon- 
orary members, asked to meet and 
study with our much loved Mrs. Aver- 
ill, who was the "Mother of Study 
Clubs." The membership grew so rap- 
idly that she was obliged to organize 
several clubs to meet in different parts 
of the city. This Club is the continua- 
tion of the Tuesday Afternoon Study 

Mrs. Averill prepared all programs 
and assigned the subjects to the vari- 
ous members; always opening with 
quotations and closing with current 
events. Our motto was "A little of all 
and all of a little." She was prepared 
on every subject and in her helpful 
manner would add to and direct the 
recitation. Those of us who were so 
fortunate as to sit under her teaching 
for four years, know she was not only 
a most gifted instructor, but a lovable 
friend and adviser. 

In May, 1905, through failing health, 
she was obliged to discontinue this 
work, much to our regret. We organ- 
ized the Averill Club that month with 
Mrs. L,. W. Godin as its first President. 
She was followed by Mrs. Juliet Stev- 
er, who for two years, continued kind- 
ly and efficient teachings of her sister, 
Mrs. Averill. In all we have had seven 
Presidents. Last spring the District 
Federation acknowledged our rank 
among Clubs by wisely choosing our 
President, Mrs. H. A. Cable, for their 
head. Our present presiding officer is 
Mrs. F. K. Adams, who not only rules 
in a scholarly and efficient manner, but 
is carrying out the principle on which 
were builded friendship, kindness and 
sisterly love. 

Our membership of fifty is full. We 
meet Tuesday afternoons at Cumnock 
Hall, except for monthly events at the 
homes of members. 


The Southern California Woman's 
Press club of which Mrs. Lavinia Grif- 
fin Graham is the splendid president, 
held a General Federation Day recent- 
ly with Mrs. Josiah Evans Cowles, 
General Federation Chairman of Peace, 
the speaker. 

Mrs. Cowles spoke on Peace, a sub- 
ject with which she is intellectually and 
sympathetically conversant. Her 
thoughts came pinging across space in 
brilliant epigrams, aristrocratic sar- 
casms, and with a deep underlying 
forcfulness that has given her work in 
the cause such momentum. 

She says : "There must be a com- 
mon ground on which the people of the 
Twentieth Century can stand that 
could forever settle this matter of in- 
ternational dispute in a moral, social, 
economical way. We are educating the 
women to find the way." 

Mrs. Mary E. Garbutt, great peace 
worker, gave a thrilling talk against 
war, and the discussion called out much 
impromptu oratory. The Press club 
will hold a Reciprocity Day, January 
19 at Trinity Auditorium. 

A woman has offered to open and direct 
a free market in Chicago. Mrs. William 
Severin, vice-chairman of the Seventh Illi- 
nois Congressional District,, says she will 
give her whole time to the management of 
such a market and twenty-five women from 
the political clubs of her district will also 
donate their time. They propose to sell 
meats and farm produce at cost. 

Is it not gratifying to know that the Gen- 
eral Federation now has a million and a 
half members? We were standing still at 
the 800,000 figure for so many years that 
some of us began to wonder if we were 
fated to remain there. 

A minimum wage and maximum hour bill 
for women is to be introduced into the 
1915 general assembly of Arkansas and it 
will receive the active support of the club 

Club women of Ohio are co-operating 
with the State Blind Commission to secure 
a market for the work of the blind of the 
state, so that they may become self-support- 




By Mrs. Frank E. Wolfe 

First Vice-President, City Mothers' Conference 

Los Angeles has "City Mothers" as 
well as City Fathers. Chief of PoUce 
Charles Sebastian evolved the plan of 
having some medium through which 
the delinquent children of the city may 
be handled without being humiliated 
by being sent to the jail or to the Pro- 
bation Department of the court. 

Many of the troubles of children and 
parents may easily be adjusted, if given 
the proper consideration in the begin- 
ning of the trouble. Incorrigible girls 
and boys should first be given a chance 
to understand the RIGHT before they 
are made "Court Charges." Very fre- 
quently, after investigation, it is found 
to be a case of the "Incorrigible par- 
ent" rather than an incorrigible child. 

It is the intention of "The City 
Mothers' Conference Committee" to in- 
vestigate cases brought to their atten- 
tion and then, when possible, try to ad- 
just the trouble outside of the court. 
This method is confidentially expected 
to serve a dual purpose. It will allow 
a child to maintain self respect and go^ 
on with the affairs of life, and still 
know that he or she is under the guar- 
dian care of "The City Mother." 

There will be no Public record kept 
of the names of those applying for help 
or guidance. Reports to the Central 
Station, will be made in numbers, and 
not in names. It is the intention to 
try to gain the confidence of both 
parent and child and by thus safe- 
guarding their confidences, there 
should be no hesitancy, on the part of 
the most sensitive, in coming to the 
woman, who will try at all times to be 
a real friend and adviser to those in 
need of a loving and sympathetic 

Chief Sebastian, first appointed Mrs. 
Althea Gilbert as "City Mother" with 
Mrs. Frank Owen and Mrs. Frank E. 
Wolfe as co-workers and advisers. 
Later it was deemed advisable to have 
a larger committee to assist with the 

work. Seven women were chosen to 
serve on this "Advisory Board." These 
women were taken from the prominent 
clubs and civic organizations. 

Monday, October 3, the committee 
met in the Mayor's office and organized 
for the purpose of systematic and prop- 
er management. The officers elected 
were: President, Mrs. Jefferson Gibbs; 
First Vice-President, Mrs. Frank E. 
Wolfe; Second Vice-President, Mrs. P. 
P. O'Brien ; Third Vice-President, Mrs. 
Westphaling; Secretary, Mrs. Frank 

Plans have been perfected to open 
offices in the old Normal school build- 
ing. Grand avenue and Fifth street. 
This is far removed from the jail and 
court and the parent and child need 
have no thought of courts and jails 
when they feel disposed to consult the 
"Mother" in charge of these offices. 
Mrs. Gilbert has had long experience 
in the work with the women and girls 
who have been so unfortunate as to 
have been taken to the jail, and the 
committee feels assured that the mis- 
understandings of many mothers and 
children will be happily solved through 
this clearing house. 

The Civic Outlook Club of Redondo 
Beach is a live energetic club which 
recently issued a Woman's Edition of 
the Redondo Reflex. The credit for 
the success of this edition, aside from 
the hearty cooperation of the many 
progressive members of the club, was 
due to the businesslike and altogether 
editorial work of Mrs. W. A. Galentine, 
the president, who also is State Chair- 
man of Civil Service Reform. 

The time is soon coming when even the 
"oldest inhabitant" cannot remember when 
suffrage was granted to the women of Wy- 
oming. It happened in 1869 — forty-five 
years ago. 


Clone's "Theatre Beautiful" 

Commencing Monday, January 18 
Season of Grand Opera by the National Grand Opera Company 

Magnificent Company — 167 People, 30 PrincIpaJs 

Orchestra of Fifty Chorus of Sixty Ballet of Sixteen 

New Repertoire New Scenery New Costumes 

Featuring Constemtino, World Famous Tenor 

Make this Grauid Opera Sesison a Success 
It Mesms a Permanent Home for Grand Opera in Los Angeles 


Repertoire Week of January 18, 1915 


Magnificent Spectacular Production 


Constantino as Faust, Olinto Lombardi as Mephistopheles 


At Popular Prices 


Miss Parnell as Thais 


First time on Pacific Coast — Verdi's Gorgeous Lombardi 



Miss Parnell as Thais 


Night and Saturday Matinee Prices — 50c, 75c, $1.00, $1.50, $2.00 
Special Wednesday Matinee Prices — 50c, 75c, $1.00 





By Mrs. Bradford Woodbridge 

District Chairman, Club Extension 

The Executive Board meeting was 
held at Roseville December 5 and com- 
bined with the Reciprocity Day of the 
Women's Improvement Club, proved 
a most delightful and profitable meet- 

Mrs. A. F. Jones presided, with the 
following officers and visiting club 
presidents in attendance: Mrs. C. O. 
Hamilton, Corresponding Secretary; 
Mrs. B. F. Walton, Recording Secre- 
tary; Mrs. V. S. Woolley, Auditor; 
Mrs. F. W. Quast, Chairman of Civics; 
Mrs. C. H. Walsh, History and Land- 
marks ; Mrs. George Hamilton, Litera- 
ture; Mrs. W. E. Craig, Club House 
Loan Fund; Mrs. W. S. Kendall, Wa- 
terways; Mrs. George McCoy, Club 
Extension; Mrs. J. H. Harbaugh, State 
Chairman of Legislation ; Miss Susan 
Smith, State Chairman Library and 
Bureau of Information ; Mrs. Brad- 
ford Woodbridge, District Chairman 
Club Extension ; Miss Annie Gilbert, 
President Kingsley Art Club ; Mrs. 
Ben Tabor, President Auburn Im- 
provement Club; and Mrs. Hugh Brad- 
ford, President of the Tuesday Club 
of Sacramento. 

Interesting reports were given which 
showed the Northern District to be 
growing steadily. The Red Bluff Im- 
provement Club with 87 members has 
applied for membership in the Federa- 

Mrs. F. W. Quast urged beginning 
the California Beautiful movement for 
1915. Women's clubs should under- 
take planting vacant lots adjacent to 
highways and railways with poppy 
seed and quick blooming annuals. 

Miss Smith spoke of the County Li- 
brary and benefits to be derived from 
use of the State Library. Mrs. C. H. 
Walsh asked that club women inter- 
est themselves in preserving the his- 
toric landmarks of Placer County, 
made famous in song and story. 

We have striven for thirty 
years to give the people of 
Los Angeles perfect drug 

Our city has made enor- 
mous strides, and we found 
our present quarters inade- 
quate to tal<e care of our In- 
creased business. 

We have consequently dou- 
bled our floor space, added 
every modern convenience, 
and can now boast of having 
the best equipped Drug Store 
on the Pacific Coast. 

Try us. Our Phone and 
Delivery System are at your 

350-352 S. Spring. 

Phones Main 491, Home 10491 

The Way to the East 


Whose duties or pleasures 
take them on trips to the 
East, we wish to say that the 
service via the Salt Lake 
route makes the journey one 

of luxurious comfort The 

well known Los Angeles 
Limited and the Pacific Lim- 
ited trains afford every ad- 
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speed for a delightful trip of 
less than three days to Chi- 
cago. The dining car serv- 
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Your patronage will be ap- 
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Whose time is taken up by innum- 
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costumes elaborate and exclusive. I 


Whose apparel Tnust possess that 
quiet elegance suited to her various 
duties and pleasures. 


Whose up-to-date smartness in the 
matter of dress is a distinct asset in 
her success in her chosen career. 


Who possibly has a flock of girls to 
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Mrs. Woodbridge paid a high tribute 
to Mrs. Francis Fairchild of Placer- 
ville who has recently pubHshed a 
volume, "The Life and Times of Gen. 
John A. Sutter," which is said to con- 
tain invaluable data heretofore unpub- 
lished. It was unanimously voted to 
indorse the work of Mrs. Fairchild and 
to ask Schools and Libraries through- 
out the district to secure the book. 

The Board voted to oppose the 
movement to change the name of Ar- 
bor day to Conservation day, arguing 
that Conservation in all things should 
be taught in the public schools every 
day, but to intensify the meaning of 
Arbor day by planting trees and flow- 
ers and teaching the necessity for the 
care and protection of the forests and 
valley trees of the district. 

Mrs. Harbaugh reported the Legis- 
lative Council as carefully at work on 
a few bills for presentation at the com- 
ing session of the Legislature. Inter- 
est and study of the Smith-Lever bill, 
which provides for the appropriation 
of funds for the education of women in 
Home Economics was urged. 

A beautifully appointed Rose lun- 
cheon was served by the Women's 
Club of Roseville, of which Mrs. 
Woodbridge is president, which was a 
novel and well executed affair. Mrs. 
A. E. Brown, Vice-President of the 
club, was general chairman of the com- 
mittee of arrangements. 

A splendid program occupied the 
time of the afternoon and although the 
day was stormy the program was com- 
pletely carried out and another red 
letter day was added to the long list 
of this wide-awake club. 


By Miss Jennie A. McConnell, Press Chairman 

A most helpful Reciprocity day was 
held in Chico in November. Reciproc- 
ity Days have proved a great success 
in our district, and we can conscienti- 
ously recommend them. 

The Elk Grove Friday Club was re- 
cently entertained by Mrs. C. H. Walsh 
of Auburn, with a lecture on Califor- 
nia Missions, with stereopticon views. 


Quiet Elegance in 
Appointments, and 
Unsurpassed Service 

are predominating features that satisfy 
the most refined tastes. The manage- 
ment of Hotel Clark has endeavored 
to combine every facility for the com- 
fort and desires of guests. Hold your 
next reception at 

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Hill Street near Fourth 


West Coast 

is a Co-operative Institution In which 
by the payment of $1.00 per month 
any person will be supplied by the 
Association with complete office treat- 
ment, home treatment, hospital and 
ambulance service, medical and surgi- 
cal dressings free of charge. 

Dental service including cleaning 
and extracting of teeth, eye examina- 
tions given by our Optical Specialist, 
and a Chiropodist is also maintained 
in connection with our modern and 
completely equipped offices. 

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Mrs. Walsh has been generous in giv- 
ing this highly entertaining lecture to 
several clubs in the district. 

Once a }^ear the Elks Grove Friday 
Club holds a meeting at which the 
families of the members are invited. 
The program is always one to provoke 
merriment. This year the entertain- 
ment was a mock club meeting and 

The Placerville Shakespeare Club is 
deeply interested in the preservation 
of trees bordering the Placerville-Lake 
Tahoe road, some of which are being 
cut by property owners. State Forest- 
er Homans has been interviewed and 
says it is impossible to prevent own- 
ers from cutting their timber, and that 
the only solution would be for the state 
to purchase a strip on each side of the 
highway and establish a park. While 
the Placerville women have an abund- 
ance of zeal, they realize that it will 
take the united efforts of such a body 
of women as the C. F. W. C. to ac- 
complish anything, and are hoping for 
co-operation from that organization. 
This is a state question, as the road is 
a part of the Lincoln Highway. 


By Ella Hamilton Durley, 

Press Chairman 

Announcement is made by Mrs. Her- 
bert A. Cable that the Los Angeles 
District Board will entertain the State 
Executive Board of the Federation at 
luncheon following the state board 
meeting the fourth Thursday in Janu- 
ary. Both the state and the district 
will hold individual board meetings in 
the morning at a joint session in the 

At the Los Angeles District Federa- 
tion board meeting held at Christo- 
pher's Dec. 10, Miss Lloy Galpin, rep- 
resenting the Waterways committee of 
which Mrs. E. R. Brainerd is chair- 
man, gave many interesting deductions 
regarding water distribution and wa- 
terways. "Water, municipally owned, 
can never be permanently alienated." 

The Business Woman's Civic club 
of Los Angeles is conducting a genuine 
long-continued campaign of education 
among business women. The club took 
no summer vacation. The members 
have listened to many speakers of big 
calibre, and to candidates, and have 
given close attention to discussions of 
issues. It is also making a continued 
study of local industrial conditions. 

Two lines of work occupy the Wom- 
an's City club of Long Beach, the dis- 
cussion of Current Events and a prac- 
tical study of Parliamentary Law. 

The Long Beach Ebell club is mak- 
ing an especial effort to get strictly in 
line with Federation work through a 
local chairman for each department. 

Mrs. Florence Dodson Schonneman 
of San Pedro is the recently appointed 
district chairman of Emblems. 

The Reciprocity day given by the 
Woman's club of Downey, Wednesday, 
December 9, proved an inspiration to 
those who attended. The gospel of 
Federation was set forth by Mrs. H. 
A. Cable. 

Echo Park Mothers' club of Los An- 
geles is an organization among the 
mothers for the promotion of Educa- 
tion and Recreation. Meetings are held 
every Thursday from 10 to 12, Echo 
Park clubhouse; 10-11, gymnasium and 
recreation; 11-12, study of subjects of 
vital concern to the home and family. 
Once a month a community education- 
al and social evening is open to fathers 
and mothers. Children accompanying 
their parents are given recreation in a 
special room. Cooperating with the 
playground committee, the club gave a 
Christmas pla}^ for the neighborhood. 

Mrs. Frank Garrett, Treasurer of the 
Friday Morning club, announced at a 
recent meeting that the club is entirely 
out of debt. In 1910, the last block 
of stock of the Woman's Club House 
Association was purchased by the club ; 
total value of stock, $54,250. The club 
owned another lot, purchased in 1907, 
for $30,000. It was not possible to ob- 
tain all the stock of the Woman's Club 
House Association and the club bought 



the other lot because it wanted to own 
its own clubhouse. In 1910, the re- 
maining block of stock was purchased. 

By June, 1900, the total amount of 
indebtedness of the club was $55,555. 
Of this $35,000 was in favor of a cer- 
tain bank ; $20,550 was in notes pay- 
able to club members, ranging from 
$100 to $1000. 

By an overwhelming majority the 
club voted to remain on Figueroa 
street — and the other lot was sold for 
$35,000. March, 1913, the sum of ap- 
plied on the debt. The remaining $20,- 
550 has, during the past four years 
been paid out of the treasury. Each 
year two-fifths of all moneys received 
for dues is added to the building fund, 
amounting to something like $4500 to 
$5000. This year the club used $3000 
out of the building fund and wiped out 
the last of the indebtedness. 


Mrs. Helena M. Delmling, Press Chairman 

You may cut, you may slash, 

You may do as you will ; 
But our notes and our quotes 


Six Imperial Valley towns are rep- 
resented in the County Federation 
which is working through ten depart- 
ments. The History and Landmarks 
committee are planning to erect a mon- 
ument to the heroes who gave their 
lives for the Valley when the Colo- 
rado broke its banks. Funds are to be 
secured by selling the poem, "The 
Break of the Colorado," by Mrs. Bixby. 

The County Federation has two of- 
ficial "Clean-up Days — the first Satur- 
days in March and November. Thq 
work of the Education committee, un- 
der Mrs. W. W. Apple, Chairman, is 
the use of schools as social centers. 
The Forestry department, under the 
leadership of Mrs. Ira Aten, generous- 
ly gives to all who ask, flowers and 
roots for beautifying yards and park- 

The County Fair Department, be- 
sides keeping all Club presidents close- 
ly in touch with the County Fair, has 

Los Angeles School 
of Art and Design 

Established 1887 

Corner Sixth and Alvarado Streets 

Home Phone S16S7 

A School that combines the Artistic 
and Practical 
Rudiments to the Highest. 

Thorough training in Drawing and 
Painting from Life, Illustration. 
Cartooning, Commercial Arts, Mod- 
eling, Decorative Designs, Normal 
Course, Perspective, Anatomy and 

Day and Night Classes 

Students are thoroughly trained in 
European and American Methods 
for any branch of the Arts, as 
proven by former pupils doing Pro- 
fessional work in the East and West. 

Individual instruction 
L. E. Gsu'den MacLeod, Director 

For the Benefit 

of Your 

part of your bequest may have to be 
re-invested, or your property may need 
improvements. This requires finan- 
cial experience and executive ability 
usually beyond the private untrained 

If named your executor, the Trust Depart- 
ment of this bank will, at the same fee the 
Court allows the private executor, place at 
your and your heirs* service, their fullest 
legal and financial experience. Consult our 
officers any time. 


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taken much interest in Better Babies 

San Diego County Federation will 
be greatly helped by the material on 
different subjects, which Mrs. Kettner, 
wife of their Congressman, is gather- 
ing in Washington, D. C. The great- 
est efforts of the Federation the com- 
ing year is toward the Exposition Ex- 
hibits in the Woman's Building. Each 
club is represented by some member's 

The Woman's Club of Brawley was 
hostess to the Imperial County Fed- 
eration of Women's Clubs in an all- 
day session Saturday, December 12. 
The meeting was held in the High 
School auditorium. Mrs. J. R. Steven- 
son, president of the federation, pre- 
siding with dignity and fairness. 

Mrs. Eugene Le Baron presented the 
plea for a $50,000 state endownment 
fund, outlining the plan submitted by 
the state president, Mrs. Lillian Pray 

The report of the committee to re- 
vise the constitution and by-laws was 
read by Mrs. W. S. Fawcett. This 
report will be acted upon at the an- 
nual meeting of the county organiza- 
tion, to be held at Calexico early in 

The reports of the presidents, out- 
lining the work of their several clubs, 
was most interesting and prominent 
speakers on the program were many. 


The Eos Angeles District is special- 
izing on a series of Joint Department 
Conferences and the plan is meeting 
with such success that other Districts 
might well incorporate the idea into 
their machinery of work. 

Mrs. Herbert A. Cable, who is doing 
effective work as District President, in- 
stituted the idea. Prison Reform, Leg- 
islation and Industrial and Social Con- 
ditions were made jointly interesting 
at a meeting held Dec. 2 at the Friday 
Morning club when women and men 

versed in public affairs discussed big 
questions of import. 

Among speakers were Mrs. Frank 
E. Wolf, (City Mothers) ; Mrs. E. K. 
Foster (Juvenile protection) ; Mrs. Se- 
ward A. Simons (Legislation) ; Mrs. 
Elizabeth Baker Bohan (Prison Re- 
form) ; Mr. Duryea (Child Labor) ; 
Judge Wilbur (Juvenile Protection 
Law) ; and Judge Taft (Juvenile Pro- 


The Los Amegos Civic Club of Lo- 
leta, organized March, 1906, has eleven 
members. Since joining the Federation 
in 1910 it has taken up Civic Work. 
There is a park in the town and the 
club keeps the grounds clean and the 
pavilion in repair. The platform was 
built by the people but the club spent 
over $200 in completing a roof and the 

Over $30 was expended to wire the 
town for street lights; $13 to wire the 
pavilion; $85 to beautify the school 
grounds; $12 each year toward the 
minister's salary; $10 donation for the 
Cross at Trinidad Head; $10 toward 
a new fence in the Park. The club has 
$500 in the Bank for a building fund, 
and in the near future expects to erect 
an attractive bungalow Club House in 
the Park. 

Meetings are at the various homes 
where work is mingled with pleasure 
alternate Fridays. 

The English suffrage societies, per- 
fectly organized as they were, had 
nothing to do but turn their mai^nifi- 
cent machinery on to the work of ad- 
ministering relief. They are cooperat- 
ing with various social and religious 
bodies throughout the country, re- 
gardless of all differences of creed de- 
nomination and party and opinion. 

It means that women's opportunity 
has come. They can put their beliefs 
to the test and justify many of their 

A junior Civic League, the first in the 
state exclusively for girls, has been orga- 
nized by club women at Ocala, Fla. 




(Continued from Page 9) 

that have the great and wonderful 
clean political power that the Califor- 
nia Federation has, and there never 
will be; and there is no avenue where 
women can bring the pressure of 
strong, courageous politics so 
thoroughly and decisively as in this 
scientific body which covers not only 
legislation, but the whole gamut of 
moral, social and political economy. 

And now that we have exhausted 
the etymological resources of the term 
politics ; now that we have chopped up 
every limb of its family tree ; we feel 
that women really are accomplishing 
some eugenic reformation among "pol- 
iticians." LET US PRAY. 

Long Hve the Splendid Federation 
with its high political ideals. Long 
live the fine, strong feminine political 
citizens who are fumigating, airing and 
sterilizing poHtics. Long live the Fed- 
eration which brings calumny on its 
head because it is useful. 



The club women of Massachusetts are to 
be congratulated on the successful result of 
their campaign, for the protest against the 
high steps of street cars. 

Xoulse ITlpton 

Portraits by Photography 
Work Done in Your Own Home 
Telephone 556108 

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Phones— 10106, Main 7807 

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Coal, Coke, Wood, Hay and Grain, Hlghi 

Grade Stove Distillate, Poultry Supplies 

Office, Warehouse and Yards 

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and at San Diego 

Home Phone 77560 

Frank's Nursery 

Wholesale and Retail 

Ferns, Ornamental and Fruit Trees. 

All Kinds of Plants. Choice Roses. 

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Blanchard Hall. Ex. 82. 
Residence, 1972 Estrella 
Phone 24558, West 4586. 



Los Angeles 



Rachel Vrooman Colby 

President Alameda District 

For the State, I would wish a very 
prosperous year, a marked increase in 
the effectiveness of its work. May its 
officers be able to point, at the end of 
the year, to work accomplished, which, 
but for the power which lies in Federa- 
tion, would have failed. 

To all the Districts and their Presi- 
dents, my very best wishes for a suc- 
cessful outcome of the work in which 
each is specially interested. As the Dis- 
tricts are stronger each year, because 
of the faithful service rendered by the 
Presidents, may each President, from 
her connection with the work of the 
District, gain much of Federation en- 
thusiasm and friendships that will en- 

To my own District, I offer, as a 
New Year gift, the best of which I am 
capable : enthusiastic, faithful work in 
its service, a keen interest in the for- 
tunes of the clubs and a true friendli- 
ness for the individual members. 

Mrs. Walter Longbotham 

State Chairman of Music 

It is with great pride that I send 
greetings from our department of mu- 
sic. Each year has seen it grow, and I 
find the very keenest interest in our 
American music and this year especial- 
ly in our Californian composers. 

The tendency is for a much better 
element of music, the public seems to 
be drifting toward a much higher class, 
and is demanding more skill in every 
form. To dance the modern dances, 
one must use brains to master them, 
consequently a higher standard is being 

I note also that more interest is be- 
ing shown in all of the Clubs, many of 
which have departments of music. Oth- 
ers are aiming to establish them, while 
some devote nearly all their energies to 
the study of music. And I am quite 
safe in saying that all of our clubs are 
interested in this beautifuJ art. 


Mrs. W. E. Colby, District President 

The Fourteenth Annual Convention 
of Alameda District will be held in the 
Twentieth Century Club House, 2716 
Derby Street, Berkeley, February 25- 
26-27. Will you see that your Club 
has its full quota of delegates at this 
Convention, and will you urge the gen- 
eral attendance of your club members? 
This will insure a successful conven- 
tion, and in return bring to your club 
enthusiasm and an increase of its in- 
fluence and usefulness through the co- 
operation which a Federated conven- 
tion affords. 

The convention will be called to or- 
der Thursday, February 25 at 2 o'clock. 
Each club shall be entitled to represen- 
tation by its president or her appointee, 
and one delegate, or her alternate, for 
every 50 members, or fraction thereof. 
No proxies are allowed. No delegate 
can represent more than one club. The 
Secretary of each club shall certify, one 
week before the annual meeting, the 
names of the delegates and alternates 
from her club, to the Treasurer of the 
District, Mrs. Fisher R. Clarke, 321 
West Flora Street, Stockton. Creden- 
tials should be presented in person 
Thursday, February 25, between 12 
and 1 :30. Dues of 5 cents per capita 
should be forwarded at once to the 
Treasurer of the District. Presidents' 
reports are limited to 3 minutes. 

For reservations during the conven- 
tion, or for information, address Mrs. 
C. S. Downes, 2514 Ben venue, Berke- 

The Hostess club, the Twentieth 
Century Club of Berkeley, is making 
every effort to insure the success of 
the convention. Mrs. Aaron Schloss, 
2925 Hillegas, Berkeley, is chairman 
of the local board. 

A banquet and reception to State 
District officers is planned for Thurs- 
day evening, February 25, $1.00 a plate. 
Those desiring reservations notify the 
Chairman of the Committee, enclosing 
check, before Tuesday, February 23. 

There will be discussions from the 
floor, in which it is hoped all dele- 



gates will participate, of the following 
subjects: "The Study vs. the Civic 
Club"; and "Shall the County Lines 
Bound the District?" 

Resolutions may be sent to the 
Chairman of the Resolutions Commit- 
tee, Mrs. J. C. Lynch, 1845 University, 
Berkeley. All resolutions must be in 
writing and be endorsed by a delegate 
of a Federated club. Resolutions must 
be in the hands of the Committee at 
the close of the second day of the con- 

It is hoped that each delegate and 
club member will feel the importance 
of personally contributing toward mak- 
ing the convention a reunion of true 
fellowship and co-operation. 


At the executive board meeting held 
December 3, Los Angeles, the Revision 
of By-Laws and plans for entertain- 
ment at the State Convention in San 
Francisco formed the chief topics of 
discussion. The Revision committee, 
of which Mrs. Calvin Hartwell is chair- 
man, is hard at work on ideas for bet- 
tering the State Constitution. Mrs. 
Hartwell and Mrs. W. L. Jones of the 
committee were at the board confer- 

The suggestion made by Mrs. Hart- 
well that there be added to the Con- 
stitution a By-Law prohibiting all 
women holding office in the Federation 
from taking active part in politics, was 
spiritedly dismissed as the majority of 
board members felt they had a perfect 
right as individuals for political prefer- 
ence and activity outside of, and in ad- 
dition to, their Federation work. The 
By-Law was advanced by Mrs. Hart- 
well as a future means of protecting 
the Federation in case that Federation 
control should come in the province of 
unscrupulous officials. 

Mrs. Foster Elhot was granted a 
Good Roads Commissioner under her 
department of Forestry. All Resolu- 
tions hereafter presented for action at 
State Conventions must first go 
through the department of Federation 

under which they fit, in order that the 
State Chairman of that department 
may pass on their worth, need and 

Mrs. Palmer reported that Humboldt 
County is alive with Federation spirit; 
that the San Francisco District con- 

College of Fine Arts 

University of Southern California 

Leading Art School of the West. 

Offers more advantages than any other 
school west of St. Louis. 

Bulletin on request. 

Address W. L. JUDSON 

College of Fine Arts, Los Angeles, Cal. 

Stickney Memorial 
School of Fine Arts 

Corner of Fair Oaks and Lincoln Aves. 

Pasadena, California 

Drawing Painting 

Illustration Composition 


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Magnificent in the sustained volume, depth and melodious 
brilliance of its tone> responsive in its touch and action to the most 
delicate variation of mood, the STARR PIANO leaves nothing to 
be desired by the most critical musician. 

It represents the highest refinement of piano construction by 
a house whose prestige is founded upon the most thorough crafts- 
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vention was harmonious without a 
note of dissent; and that the Southern 
District convention compared favor- 
ably with any State convention. She 
also said she did not want any woman 
to be kept away from the State conven- 
tion in May because of great expense. 
The Board felt that the first class San 
Francisco hotels were taking advan- 
tage of the Exposition to raise their 
rates excessively. 

Present at the meeting were Mes- 
dames Palmer, W. C. Mushet, Henry 
DeNyse, George Butler, H. A. Cable, 
A. J. Lawton, J. A. Osgood, C. C. Ar- 
nold, W. A. Galentine, Foster Elliot, 
Calvin Hartwell, Haines W. Reed ; 
Commissioners, Mesdames Frank A. 
Gibson and Harriet Williams Myers ; 
and Mrs. W. L. Jones, revision com- 
mittee member. 

Mrs. J. D. McMaster, President of 
the California Club of San Francisco, 
has offered the services of her club as 
an information bureau for the State 
convention, acting in cooperation with 
the recently formed Local Board, with 
liberty to appoint 25 workers. 

School for Illustration 
and Painting 

342 North Main Street 
Los Angeles 


John H. Rich and William V. Cahill 

This is the newest and most practical 
Art School in Southern California 

Phone, Main 85 76 

Mladame Esther Palliser 

Teaching Studio 
403 Blanchard Hall 

of London and Paris 

Res. Phone 

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Classes for Young Teachers in Piano Playing 

Beginning January 15th, a survey by performance, analysis and graded 
arrangement of the chief materials used in piano teaching. Terms nominal. 

Archille Albert! 

Phone 55355 


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(Continued from Page 1 1 ) 

registered with him and returned by 
him to the state registrar. Each local 
registrar is charged with the strict and 
thorough enforcement of the penalty 
of the law in his registration district. 
The State Board of Health is charged 
with the supervision of the Central Bu- 
reau of vital statistics and with the 
uniform and thorough enforcement of 
the law throughout the state. By this 
method the Bill does away with the 
county system which is said to be re- 
sponsible for more worthless "statis- 
tics" and more wasted energy than any 
other obstacle to efficient registration. 

According to the opinion of men who 
are qualified to speak with authority, 
the Model Law can do more to bring 
about effective registration of vital 
statistics than any other heretofore 
presented. The best method of pro- 
ceedure to bring about this desired 
legislation is to create universal inter- 
est in birth registration. Our laws are 
said to be just as good as public senti- 
ment demands. To create public senti- 
ment in favor of good registration laws 
lies within the power of club women; 
and if this work is broadly undertaken, 
the time will soon come when no child 
in California will be deprived of the 
most fundamental of all vital statistics, 
the registration of birth. 

Programs on "The Literature of the 
Bible" may be obtained from Mrs. 
George F. Reinhardt, State Chairman 
of Literature, 1809 EucHd avenue, 
Berkeley. This paper was read at the 
Literature Conference at the Riverside 
convention by Mrs. Samuel E. Epler, 
Los Angeles, District Chairman of Lit- 
erature, and is one of the best papers 
written on Bible literature. Study clubs 
will do well to apply for copies. 

The club omen of Georgia have made 
such a success of all their mountain indus- 
trial schools that now South Georgia asks 
them to establish one in that section. 


Although the selection of the five 
bills toward which the Women's Leg- 
islative Council will throw its strength 
of 75,000 women this session of the 
Legislature was not officially selected 
at the meeting held in San Francisco 
December 12, certain bills did receive 
such preliminary endorsement that 
look favorable for their final selection 
in the group of five. 

Mrs. J. L. Harbaugh, president, was 
in the chair. Bills approved were the 
Jury Bill, Birth Registration, amended 
(in case of disaster it be legal to re- 
register births) ; Home Teachers' Bill, 
Community Property Bill. The Ceme- 
tery Bill and Bill for Writing in Names 
on the Ballot were laid on the table 
as not being of special importance rela- 
tive to women and children. 

Relative to the Community Property 
Bill, a motion was lost that northern 
and southern delegates vote separate- 
ly on this Bill ; following which the 
Bill was approved. The Educational 
Bill was reconsidered and the commit- 
tee presenting it was instructed to con- 
fer with the State Board of Education 
and report back to the Council. All 
bills were left over until the January 
meeting, too late for this issue of The 
Clubwoman. The Bill on the Moron 
Colony was not properly prepared. 

To raise funds to carry on the work 
of the Council, a committee of three 
will be appointed by the president to 
solicit funds from the membership. 
Plans for headquarters at Sacramento 
will be announced later. 

The following organizations were 
represented at the meeting: California 
Federation of Women's clubs, Califor- 
nia Civic League, Berkeley Center, 
Anti-Capital Pimishment league, Ala- 
meda District Federation, Woman's 
Council of Sacramento, Woman's Pro- 
gressive Club of The Mission, Califor- 
nia Congress of Mothers, San Joaquin 
Valley District Federation, and 
Juvenile Protective association. 


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President — Mrs. Lillian Pray-Palmer, 540 West Ivy street, San Diego. 
Vice-President — Mrs. W. C. Mushet, 2614 North Griffin avenue, Los Angeles. 
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San Francisco — Mrs. Percy S. King, Napa. 

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San Joaquin — Mrs. Harry Bates, Modesto. 

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CHAS. E. SEBASTIAN, People's Candidate of Mayor 

Chas. E. Sebastian, Chief of Police for the City of Los Angeles, was appointed 
to that office by Mayor Geo. Alexander, January, 1911. He was born in Farmington, 
St. Francios County, Missouri, March 30, 1873, and came to Ventura with his parents 
at the age of nine months. When a young man he became engaged in the Mercantile 
business with J. L. Sebastian, who owned a large store at Camarillo. He later became 
foreman on the famous Santa Rosa Ranch, one of the largest stock ranches in 
the State. 

While still a young man he came to Los Angeles and secured work on the street 
railway. Later on he worked in the Street Department, becoming in time a Street 
Inspector. At the age of 27 he was appointed Patrolman on the Police Department, 
and in 1907 promoted to Seargent. In 1910 he was promoted to Lieutenant, and in 
1911 was appointed Chief of Police, which office he still holds. 

Mr. Sebastian has traveled extensively in 
this country and Canada and has greatly 
supplemented his early common school and 
business college education by private study. 
He is a recognized diplomat of merit. He 
has succeeded in taking politics out of the 
Police Department. Among other things 
he has established the Sunrise Court, which 
is recognized by the people and the judic- 
iary as a solution to a very serious ques- 
tion. He established the Inebriate Farm, 
which has worked wonders in its line. It 
was at his instigation the well-known Moth- 
er's Bureau was formed. He has inaug- 
erated a system of probation or at least con- 
sideration in the case of first offenders. He 
advocates a Municipal Lodging House and 
public forum, and believes in giving work 
to the resident unemployed during the win- 
ter months. He has made a careful an- 
alysis of the city's needs and of municipal 
affairs generally, including the Owens 
River project, the Harbor, transportation, 
street congestion, parks, etc. There is no 
reason to suppose that the ability he has 
displayed in this office will be any less evi- 
dent as Mayor, and his friends earnestly be- 
lieve that he will be elected at the Primaries. 

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Editorial : A Criticism 6 

Importance of Elementary Education; Miss Gertrude Longenecker 7 

Education for Wage Earning Pursuits; Mary Schenck A\'oolman 9 

School for Citizenship ; Dana W. Bartlett 10 

Greetings from the Local Board ; Miss Jessica L. Briggs 11 

Los Angeles District Convention Call ; Mrs. Herbert A. Cable 12 

State and District Combine Sessions 13 

Presidents' Council Weighs By-Laws 14 

Federation Emblem ; Mrs. Lorraine P. Guiberson IS 

^^'. L. C. Speakers for the South IS 

President's Letter ; Lillian Pray-Palmer. 16 

Northern District Call : Mrs. A. F. Jones 17 

Peace Conference 17 

Trees Interest Beaumont Women ; Frances R. Smith 18 

Peace Conference ; Mrs. Frank Stephens 18 

Legislative Council ; Mrs. Emily Hoppin 19 

Santa Ana Ebell Economics ; Gertrude Montgomery 20 

Club Honors Mrs. King 23 

District News 24-26 

Club Honors Mothers 28 

Woman's Supreme Task : Jenkin Lloyd Jones 28 

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NO. 15 

General and State Federation news published in the Clubwoman is official. Com- 
munications intended for either department must reach the Federation Editor, P. O. Box 
1066, by the twentieth day of each month in order to insure publication in the next issue 
of the magazine. 


We are in receipt of a letter from 
two subscribers to The Clubwoman 
who offer a criticism of the magazine 
in that it has not furnished enough 
publicity concerning the progress and 
developments of the work of the Re- 
vision of By-Laws committee and the 
progress of the State Endowment 
Fund. These readers wish definite in- 
formation as to news concerning such 
development, and criticize the maga- 
zine for its "seemingly intentional 

We beg to state we have not been 
lax. We cannot print news of things 
that have not happened nor can we 
always foretell what is about to hap- 
pen. But we are proud to state that 
every scrap of Federation news which 
has happened, occurred, taken place, 
was held, or premeditated this year 
has been told in The Clubwoman when 
the editor received the word. 

The Endowment Fund is being sub- 
scribed to, but of course the plans for 
an Endowment Fund must be approved 
at the State Convention. The same 
thing holds good with the work of the 
Revision committee. The committee 
has been hard at work making the nec- 
essary revisions, and will make a com- 
plete report soon. This report must 
also be passed on at the State Conven- 

We have had nothing official to give 
out on either subject because nothing 
official has happened. When Federa- 
tion committees are ready to make 
their reports, we are always glad to 
use them ; but naturally they wish to 
report to the executive board first and 
to the magazine afterwards. 

One writer says, "We never know 
what is going on in the executive board 
meetings. We as Federated women, 
paying toward the support of The Fed- 
eration, have a right to know all that 
transpires, even if the board work may 
be only formal discussions." 

If the subscriber had read her maga- 
zine carefully each month she would 
find that all developments of impor- 
tance in board meetings have been told 
without any attempts to conceal any 
feature of the discussion. We have 
felt exactly as our correspondent feels 
— that matters under discussion in The 
Federation are matters which any and 
all Federated women have a right to 
know. It has been the aim of the 
editor this year to state things frankly 
and aboveboard. There is no reason 
why there should be any attempt to 
conceal matters which come before the 
State Board. 

As to the Endowment Fund, that has 
been explained and discussed in several 
issues of the magazine, and may be 
understood by a consultation of back 

Mrs. Ellor Carli|^ Ripley of Boston, 
chairman of the Educational Department of 
the General Federation, has appealed to the 
presidents of all State Federations, and also 
to chairmen of Education of these organi- 
zations, for co-operation in a country-wide 
campaign to reduce illiteracy. Mrs. Ripley 
encloses a table setting forth the standing 
of each State in this matter, and urges that 
the subject be brought at once to the atten- 
tion of all clubs. Only eight States have 
fewer than three illiterates in every hundred 
inhabitants, and fifteen have from three to 
five illiterates in every hundred. 




The school system of the State of 
California includes the elementary 
school, the high school, the normal 
school and the State University. Each 
of these contributes its share to the 
making of efficient men and women; 
each is a necessary part in the system 
which takes the child at five or six 
years of age and year after year equips 
him for living — for his work, his play, 
his service to others in family, church 
and state. Each is a necessary part of 
the whole scheme of education, and 
yet in some ways the elementary school 
is the most important. "All the chil- 
dren of all the people" come into the 
elementar}^ school, whereas a small 
percentage go into high school and 
college. , 

In 1910 in California, to every 1000 
children in the elementary school there 
were only 114 in high school and 31 in 
college. That is, only 10 per cent of 
the school population was in high 
school, whereas 90 per cent was in the 
elementary school. Mr. Dayton, writ- 
ing in Pearson's ^Magazine for October, 
1914, on "Our Futile Public Schools," 
quotes the report of the United States 
Bureau of Education for 1912 in its 
statement that only 7 per cent of the 
children who enter the elementary 
school complete high school. Such fig- 
ures make us realize that the great 
bulk of American citizenship must rest 
upon the constructive efforts of ele- 
mentary schools, and that we can least 
afford to limit the effectiveness of these 
schools "of all the people." And yet 
a comparison of expenditures indicates 
that more than twice as much per pupil 
is apportioned to the high school as to 
the elementary school in most cases. 
The reports of 1910 show that Seattle 
spent $101 per pupil for high schools 
and $43.92 per pupil for elementary 
schools ; Spokane, $82.37 for high and 

$41.05 for elementary schools; Fresno, 
$79.23 for high and $39.32 for elemen- 
tary schools; San Diego, $91.15 for 
high and $35.44 for elementary schools. 

These figures show that the elemen- 
tary school is the point of economy in 
school systems. Economy is secured 
by assigning a large class to one room 
and one teacher, and by limiting the 
equipment of laboratories, libraries, 
manual training and domestic science 
departments. The teacher of first- 
grade children should not have more 
than 15 or 20 children. The teaching 
of primary reading is so largely individ- 
ual that the group should be small. Yet 
classes range from 30 to 50 in size. 

In Butte, Montana, in 1913, out of 
1131 first-grade children 267, or 28 per 
cent, failed in primary reading. These 
children were not promoted to the next 
grade. They became "repeaters." 
Again, to quote Mr. Dayton : "The 
public school system of the United 
States costs the American people $446,- 
726,929 a year to maintain. One single 
item of waste, that of retardation of 
pupils, costs the nation $157,066,602 
annually, more than one-third the total 
maintenance charge." 

Confronted with such figures, does it 
not seem clear that the size of classes 
in the elementary school should be cut 
in two, and that those types of work 
which would make the elementary 
school effective should be given prom- 
inent place even at marked increase in 
necessary appropriations to elemen- 
tary education? 

There are four phases of elementary 
education which are already recog- 
nized, but which are certain to receive 
heartier support during the next ten 
years. Each may be considered a mode 
of conservation of human material. 
They are play and recreation ; work 
and vocational education ; conservation 


of health through proper equipment, 
medical inspection and the teaching of 
hygiene ; and the development of the 
spirit of co-operation and service - 
among the children of the elementary 

The play instinct is fundamental not 
only to child life, but also to adult life, 
unless it is so repressed during child- 
hood as to become extinct or perverted. 
Society has prohibited wrong types of 
recreation, but has done little to con- 
struct right types. Prohibition of evil 
is an unpsychological method of at- 
tempting to regenerate society. Re- 
direction of the play instinct into 
wholesome activities does away with 
the necessity for prohibition of evil. 
It was found that the opening of a 
playground in the stockyards district 
of Chicago decreased juvenile crime 44 
per cent in the entire district. In the 
immediate vicinity of the playground 
crime was decreased 70 per cent, at the 
outer margin only 28 per cent. It is es- 
timated that playgrounds cost a com- 
munity $1 for six weeks per child, 
whereas reform schools cost from $18 
to $40 for six weeks, and hospitals from 
$40 to $60 for six weeks. When these 
facts become generally known we may 
reasonably expect that society will 
open up well-equipped and supervised 
playgrounds ; that school houses will 
be opened in the evenings for all such 
activities as young people and their 
parents would be interested in, such as 
dancing, games, bowling, swimming, 
victrola concerts and motion-picture 
shows, and the use of the school plant 
for debates, civil discussions, dramatic 
clubs, etc. The second phase of ele- 
mentary education is the preparation 
for work, or pre-vocational education. 
One of the prayers of mankind is, "Give 
us this day our daily bread," yet the 
school heretofore has ignored the 
prayer and sent forth its children to 
work unskilled and unprepared to earn 
a living. One million children leave 
school at the close of the fifth grade 
every year in this country. These chil- 
dren go to work at the only "jobs" 
which are open to them — "the dead-end 

jobs," those in which there is no prom- 
ise of growth, advancement or increase 
of wage. 

The third phase of elementary edu- 
cation gaining attention is the health 
of school children arid the teaching of 
hygiene. Learning has been gained at 
the expense of vitality too frequently 
in the past. Conservation of the child 
warrants medical inspection and den- 
tal clinics and the safeguarding of ^ 
health by the providing of open-air 
buildings and movable furniture where 
feasible, and all possible sanitary ap- 
pliances in school construction. The 
teaching of hygiene from the construct- 
ive and practical point of view, with the 
emphasis on daily practice, will add the 
element of conscious self-protection. 
The teaching of sex hygiene, while it 
presents difficulties, may be justified as 
a phase of constructive hygiene. 

The fourth problem of elementary 
education is the less tangible problem 
of developing the spirit of co-operation 
and service inside of the school and out. 
Just how the old individualism can be 
modified by a consciousness of group- 
welfare it is difficult to outline. And 
yet every bit of work which empha- 
sizes co-operation, everything which 
furthers group-effort, every occasion 
for helpfulness and the lending of a 
hand to others, has its contribution in 
the building of the finer ideals of social 

Conservation of national resources is 
necessary for the safeguarding of the 
future. What resource have we which 
is more necessary to our own future 
than the boys and girls of the elemen- 
tary school? The saving of human stuff 
by constructive education means safe- 
guarding America, increasing individ- 
ual happiness and productiveness, and 
reduction of the corrective expendi- 
tures through reform schools and 

Cucumonga Woman's club is offer- 
ing programs to interest the commun- 
ity, and covers five Federation depart- 




Former Professor Domestic Art, Teachers' College, Columbia University 
Organizer and First Director of Manhattan Trade School fo Girls, New York City 

The awakening to the need of some 
form of education wh-ereby children 
can be prepared for a life of industry is 
evident throughout the United States. 
The large number of pupils who drop 
out of school the moment the compul- 
sory years are passed gives evidence of 
a. condition needing correction. In New 
York City, a recent report states, of 
the 661,000 children entering the ele- 
tnentary school but 48,000 remain for 
■graduation. Of this number less than 
one-half enter the high school and 
about one-sixth of those who enter (or 
4079) will be graduated. A serious 
lack of interest in education is evident, 
and its corrollary, poorly educated 
workers for the industries and citizens 
for the service of the community. In- 
dustry has been aroused to the realiza- 
tion that education must come to its 
assistance, for our workroom products 
are inferior to those of other countries 
and we are obliged, all too frequently, 
to call on foreign workmen for skilled 
parts of the trades. Social workers, 
also, are asking help in preventing the 
waste of human energy in the number 
■of young wage earners who crowd into 
unskilled trades in which they cannot 
•earn a living. 

Vocational education is the help sug- 
gested for these conditions, in that it 
may give a training for the pursuits of 
life. Primarily it aims to make eco- 
nomic factors of its students. Voca- 
tional training is perhaps the most 
promising and interesting phase of ed- 
ucation ever attempted. It is also the 
most difficult of solution. Each com- 
munity must discover its own needs 
and meet them. 

The selection of an able and devoted 
teaching force brings many problems. 
Trade workers would seem to be the 
best teachers for the occupations, and, 
indeed, they must be utilized, for they 
have the specific knowledge. They are, 
liowever, defective as teachers, for the 

workroom, with its carefully subdivid- 
ed trades, is not the best laboratory for 
the training of teachers. On the other 
hand, the instructor trained in the nor- 
mal school is deficient in the knowl- 
edge of workroom procedure and finds 
difficulty in obtaining the actual ex- 
perience she needs late in life. She 
has, however, qualities and teaching 
knowledge which are indispensable in 
a vocational school. 

The public school is generally con- 
ceded to be the place to conduct voca- 
tional education. In New York, in 
the Manhattan Trade School for Girls 
(organized 1902), and in Boston, in the 
Boston Trade School for Girls (organ- 
ized 1904), the beginnings were as pri- 
vate ventures. Both schools have been 
taken over by the school boards of 
these cities. 

The desire for a vocational school 
being acknowledged in any community, 
it should be followed by a careful con- 
sideration of the local industrial and 
commercial situation in the employ- 
ment of young people ; by a study of 
the means of education already present 
for training workers for their occupa- 
tions ; and by a following up of those- 
students who have taken positions, to 
determine how far their education has 
aided them and what could be added 
advantageously. The co-operation of 
such interests as business, labor, social, 
church, civic and school has been found 
not only to facilitate the investigations, 
but to help to make the later plans of 
instruction of more intrinsic value. 

Vocational education includes agri- 
culture, industry, commercial work and 
the household arts. The instruction 
may range widely from the pure agri- 
cultural instruction with a few simple 
repair shops needed in a farming dis- 
trict to the highly specialized indus- 
trial occupations required in the 
schools of large cities. 

(Continued on Page 26) 





Los Angeles has dignified and glori- 
fied the method of entrance into citi- 
zenship. Naturalization of the alien 
hitherto cheapened and often debased, 
is now made a solemn ceremony, bear- 
ing with it much of the sanctity of a 

The newly arrived immigrants are 
encouraged to enter one of the many 
city night schools, open so freely for 
their recreation and education. Here 
they obtain not only a knowledge of 
English, but also many of the funda- 
mentals of civic and national life. They 
are encouraged to take out their first 
papers at once. Those who apply to 
the County Clerk for second papers are 
given a card bearing a message from 
the presiding judge to the effect that 
schools of citizenship are open to them 
at Macey Street and at the Los Angeles 
High School, where, if they are faithful 
in attendance, they will have the op- 
portunity of taking an examination in 
federal and local government and in 
the rights and duties of citizens. If 
this examination is successful a school 
certificate is given, which will be ac- 
cepted by the court in lieu of a public 

The actual induction into citizenship 
takes place in the Los Angeles High 
School on the Wednesday evening fol- 
lowing each monthly session of the 
Naturalization Court. This meeting is 
under the direction of the new Citizens' 
Civic Club, which is composed of re- 
cently naturalized citizens, who meet 
weekly at the High School Center for 
the discussion of civic questions. Pa- 
triotic music and motion films are 
helpful in attracting large audiences ; 
addresses by prominent people repre- 
senting the State, the city and the 
Board of Education precede the grad- 
uation exercises, as they are called. 

Presiding Judge Wood gives to all 
members of the class advice as to the 
largest use of the new privileges which 
are theirs. Then, with the formal giv- 
ing of the "right hand of citizenship," 

he presents each with his diploma, 
which is the big envelope containing 
the citizenship paper. Prominent citi- 
zens are on the platform to extend a 
hand of welcome to the newly made 

Once each year all who have received 
their second papers during the past 
twelve months are invited to a welcome 
feast at the Los Angeles High School. 
An equal number of old citizens act as 
hosts, paying for two plates and sitting, 
old and new, alternately about the 
, table. 

The welcome feast and recognition 
service has been adopted as an annual 
event in Riverside county. It is hoped 
that every county where sufficient 
numbers of aliens are seeking admis- 
sion to citizenship will adopt these 
methods which have proved so demo- 
cratic in Los Angeles county. 

Mrs. Franklyn P. lams, chairman of the 
Legislative Department of the General Fed- 
eration, urges club women to make special 
study of the following important measures 
now before the National Congress: 

The Child Labor Bill, prohibiting the ship- 
ment from one state to another of products 
of child labor except under certain specified 
conditions: the Hughes Vocational Educa- 
tion Bill, providing for the promotion of 
vocational education by extending Federal 
aid to the states (successor to the Page 
Bill); an equitable and adequate bill pro- 
viding for safety at sea; a bill for the elim- 
ination of adult illiteracy in the United 
States (earnestly advocated by Mrs. Ellor 
Carlisle Ripley, chairman of Education, 
General Federation). 

The bill urged by Mrs. John Dickinson 
Sherman, chairman of Conservation, pro- 
viding for the purchase of a tract in Colo- 
rado for a national park, has passed both 
houses of Congress. 

Miss Gertrude E. Longenecker, State 
Chairman of Education, has originated a 
remarkably complete and helpful set of out- 
lines for club programs on education. No 
club should fail to have these outlines, for 
they cover elementary education; play and 
recreation, work and vocational education; 
health and hygiene, and social service. 
Write Miss Longenecker, Normal School. 
San Die.go. 





As chairman of the Local Board, I 
am glad to extend greetings to the 
women of the State Federation. This 
Local Board, elected to prepare for the 
entertainment of the Fourteenth An- 
nual Convention, fully represents the 
San Francisco District as the hostess 
district, as well as San Francisco, the 
hostess city, for it was elected October 
31 by a representative assembly of wo- 
men who had just returned from the 
District Convention at Pacific Grove. 

The members of the Board are un- 
usually well qualified for the work of 
preparation, in view of the fact that 
they are prominent in local and nation- 
al organizations. Mrs. Percy S. King, 
President of the District, is a member 
ex-ofificio of the board. The officers 
are: Vice-Chairman, Mrs. D. J. Mac- 
Masters, President of the California 
Club ; Recording Secretary, Mrs. Louis 
Hertz, President National School Pa- 
tronesses' Association ; Corresponding 
Secretary, Mrs. Raymond Hollings- 
worth. President Channing Auxiliary; 
Treasurer, ^Irs. E. D. Knight, State 
Treasurer and President of Corona 
Club ; auditor, Mrs. F. F. Bostwick, 
Past President Mill Valley Outdoor 
Art Club and connected with district 

The list of chairmen thus far is com- 
posed entirely of presidents and past 
presidents of clubs, as follows : Art, 
Mrs. Edwin Stadtmuller ; Hotels, Miss 
Jennie Partridge ; Reception, Mrs. E. 
G. Denniston ; Hospitality, Miss Helen 
Kimball ; Information, Miss Margaret 
Curry ; Special Courtesy, Mrs. David 
Henderson and Mrs. Henry Sahlein ; 
Furnishing, Miss Florence Musto ; Au- 
ditorium, Mrs. C. E. Grunsky ; Trains, 
Mrs. George Mullin; Platform, Mrs. 
S. E. Peart; Excursion, Mrs. Myer 
Jacobs ; Music, Airs. Cecil Mark ; Print- 
ing, Miss Roche. 

The Local Board feels gratification 
in giving out these names and extend- 
ing a warm invitation to, and welcom- 
ing through them, the women of the 

State Federation to attend the conven- 
tion which shall be, Deo Volente, the 
largest and most productive of good in 
the history of club life. The work of 
filling committees is almost completed 
and enthusiasm is constantly growing. 
The Assembly Hall, reserved for the 
convention, is in the New Civic Center, 
is spacious and beautiful, and there 
seems an abundance of committee and 
conference rooms. There is to be a 
bulletin issued by the board contain- 
ing information concerning hotels, 
trains, etc., this month. 

The aim of the Local Board, its 
chairmen and committees, is not in am- 
bition, nor in glory, but is in endeavor. 
There are no greatest nor least among 
us. We are a body. Our ideal is 
achievement in harmony, unity and 
peace. May I close with one of the 
modern mottoes which hangs upon the 
walls of many of our homes : 

"Hail, Guest! We ask not who thou art, 
If friend, we greet thee hand and heart, 
If stranger, such no longer be, 
If foe, our love shall conquer thee !" 

Mrs. Clark McKee, president of the Wo- 
man's Auxiliary of the two Panama Exposi- 
tions, gave a splendid talk on the expo- 
sitions before the La Mesa Woman's club 
January 4. This club, which is particularly 
alive to all big current issues, listened with 
great interest to the fascinating features 
outlined by Mrs. McKee, who in her effort 
has developed a strong desire among the 
women to visit both expositions. She is a 
most entertaining and resourceful speaker. 

Miss Ednah Rich, State Chairman of 
Home Economics, will speak before the 
Hollywood Woman's club February 24 on 
Home Economics. All members of the club 
should hear this young woman, who is an 
expert in all matters pertaining to home 
life. Miss Rich will also speak, at the Ala- 
meda District convention the last of 

All the schools of Waterloo. Iowa, have 
flower gardens, thanks to the civic depart- 
ment of the Woman's Club. In most cases 
the children have done all the work. 





The Fourteenth Annual Convention 
of the Los Angeles District will be held 
in Long Beach, March 2, 3, 4 and 5 on 
invitation of the Long Beach Ebell. 
The sessions will be held in the Vir- 
ginia Hotel and are open to all club 
women. Clubs are urged to elect full 
delegations and to request a large at- 
tendance that every club may benefit 
and receive inspiration from the con- 

There will be a Presidents' Council 
and General Assembly at 1 o'clock 
Tuesday afternoon for the discussion 
of the following: Redistricting C. F. 
W. C. ; Amendment to Election By- 
Law ; State Endowment Fund; roll call 
of clubs, and two-minute messages 
from Club Presidents or appointees. 

The convention will be called to or- 
der at 9:30 Wednesday morning, 
March 3. The keynote of this conven- 
tion will be constructive departmental 
work and the application of the Dis- 
trict work to the needs of individual 
clubs. Opportunity will be given at 
each session for discussion from the 
floor. All speakers will be limited as 
to time. 

Tuesday evening the Long Beach 
Ebell will present a program in compli- 
ment to the convention. Wednesday 
evening a musical will be given by the 
Federated Music Clubs under the di- 
rection of the District Chairman of 
Music, Carrie Stone Freeman. 

Wednesday afternoon new clubs will 
be given a special welcome into the 

Each club shall be entitled to repre- 
sentation by its President or her ap- 
pointee and one delegate ; clubs num- 
bering one hundred members, by the 
President and two delegates and one 
additional delegate for every additional 
hundred members. 

One week before the annual meeting 
the Secretary of each club shall send 
the names of delegates and alternates 
elected by the club to the Correspond- 

ing Secretary of the District, Mrs. R. C. 

Credential cards must be presented 
in person duly signed by President and 
Secretary of club to the Credentials 
Committee, which will be in session at 
the Virginia Hotel Tuesday evening 
and Wednesday morning before the 
opening of the convention. Mrs. Fred 
Kuck, Chairman. 

All resolutions must be presented in 
writing signed by the delegates of at 
least one Federated club. By vote of 
the Executive Board all resolutions ex- 
cept resolutions on courtesies and hos- 
pitality must be in the hands of com- 
mittee by the close of the Wednesday 
morning session. All resolutions will 
be read before the convention and time 
stated for action. Mrs. W. C. Mushet, 

The annual dues of 5 cents per capita 
must be paid by all Federated clubs be- 
fore the opening of the convention. 
Clubs failing to pay dues will not have 
representation in convention. 

The Ebell Club will keep open house 
each afternoon at the close of the regu- 
lar session, serving tea and providing 
a program in the clubhouse, one block 
west of headquarters. Short confer- 
ences will precede the hospitality. 

Friday afternoon the Federation 
members will be guests of the Long 
Beach Chamber of Commerce on a trip 
through the harbor. Those preferring 
sightseeing on land will be taken on 
auto trips. 

The following departments will have 
exhibits at the convention : Art — Mrs. 
T. M. Walker, Chairman ; Music — Mu- 
sic compositions by Federated club 
women, Carrie Stone Freeman, Chair- 
man ; Forestry — Mrs. Charles Robin- 
son, Chairman ; Reciprocity — Club year 
books, Adelaide B. Brewer, Chairman. 

Mrs. Percy V. Pennybacker, General Fed- 
eration President, v^rill visit the San Diego 
Exposition prior to the State Convention in 
San Francisco and will be the guest of that 
exceedingly live, energetic San Diego County- 




The Federation State Board and the 
Los Angeles District Board met in all- 
day session Thursday, January 29, at 
Christopher's, in Los Angeles — the 
boards holding separate sessions in the 
morning and meeting in joint session 
in the afternoon following the beauti- 
ful luncheon which was given for the 
State Board by the District Board. 

The innovation of a joint session had 
most encouraging results for many 
questions of important status were de- 
cided in a most comprehensive and ex- 
ecutive manner, and board members 
feel they should thank both the State 
President, Airs. Lillian Palmer, and the 
District President, Mrs. Herbert Cable. 

Interest centers about the revision of 
By-Laws and it was keenly regretted 
that Mrs. Hartwell, Chairman of Re- 
vision, did not have the opportunity to 
give a report at the State session, many 
other questions of less interest having 
absorbed the time. It is probable that 
at a future board meeting the By-Laws 
will be allowed the greater part of a 

The Federation Board voted unani- 
mously a request to the State Univer- 
sity that 50 per cent of the money 
appropriated to California through the 
National Smith-Lever Bill providing 
funds for the improvement of farmers 
and their conditions be apportioned to 
farm women, the funds to be used for 
their education and information, 
through the Farm Centers. 

Mrs. Olive Borrette, of Napa, one of 
the best-known women of the San 
Francisco District, gave greetings and 
informed the board that outside of the 
four large hotels of San Francisco that 
will charge excessive rates during the 
convention, there are 350 good, com- 
fortable hotels which will house club 
delegates comfortably and at reason- 
able rates. 

Mrs. Andrew Francisco, State Au- 
ditor, has been appointed Program 
Chairman, to be assisted by Mrs. Wal- 
ter Longbotham, State Chairman of 
Music, and Mrs. George F. Reinhardt, 
State Chairman of Literature — a wisely 

chosen committee. Mrs. May W'right 
Sewall, noted Peace advocate, will give 
a Peace Program, and Mrs. Percy V. 
Pennybacker, General President, will 
have one afternoon or evening session. 
The committee will develop the re- 
mainder of the program. 

Following the luncheon, Mrs. Cable 
welcomed the members of the State 
Board, and Mrs. Lloyd Harmofi, the 
pretty and capable District Secretary, 
presented an exquisite French basket 
bouquet of pink carnations to the State 
President on behalf of the District. 
Mrs. Palmer, as a most surprised recip- 
ient, responded in the same poetic vein 
which characterized the presentation. 

At the joint session State and Dis- 
trict officers made interesting reports 
showing the wonderfully efficient sys- 
tem under which organized women can 

Mrs. Harriet W. Myers, Commis- 
sioner of Birds, reported a new Non- 
Sale-of-Game Bill under preparation, 
better than the defeated bill. 

Dr. Maude Wilde, District Chairman 
of Health, reported plans for 80 to 90 
health addresses to be given this year. 

A spirited discussion took place prior 
to the voting, which placed the joint 
boards on record as against capital pun- 
ishment. A letter from the Women's 
Legislative Council stating that it 
would be necessary to assess each or- 
ganization $7 per delegate to cover ex- 
penses during the lobbying season at 
the Legislature, was tabled. 

Among othel- speakers were Mrs. 
Josiah Evans Cowles, General Feder- 
ation Chairman of Peace ; Mrs. D. M. 
Gate, District Vice-President; Mrs. 
Seward A. Simons, Vice-President 
Women's Legislative Council; Mrs. 
Frank E. Wolfe, District Chairman of 
Legislation ; Mrs. Florence Schonne- 
man, District Chairman of Emblems ; 
Mrs. Mattison Jones, District Chair- 
man of Political Science; Mrs. C. C. 
Arnold, State Chairman History and 
Landmarks; Mrs. C. H. Ritchie, Dis- 
trict Chairman of Civics. 



Mrs. Herbert A. Cable, President of 
the Los Angeles District, conducted a 
highly interesting Presidents' Council 
at Cumnock Hall Wednesday, January 
28, in accordance with plans which 
have made her district work so strong- 
ly executive and inspiring. 

The discussion of the revision of the 
election By-Law proved highly encour- 
aging to those who have wished for a 
more democratic system for the elec- 
tion of officers. The plan for revision 
as prepared by Mrs. George Monroe, 
Mrs. Harry J. Slater and Miss Lloy 
Galpin, gives the largest measure of 
freedom in direct nomination and the 
preferential ballot system and defeats 
autocracy of the ballot box by placing 
the power of nomination in the prov- 
ince of the clubs. 

Mrs. Slater is a keen logician and 
skillfully explained the features of the 
proposed revision, which will be sub- 
mitted to a vote of the District conven- 
tion in March. She was followed by 
several speakers, all in favor of the new 

Mrs. Cable gave a classic speech con- 
cerning the pettiness of "dress" in 
terms of the war suffering in Europe, 
where women are sacrificing warm 
■ clothing and blankets to the men in the 

Mrs. Palmer, State President, gave a 
brief but vivid Federation message and 
outlined plans for the State Conven- 
tion. Mrs. P. S. MacNee, President of 
the Long Beach Ebell, which will be 
hostess club to the convention, pre- 
sented greetings and cordial invitation 
to the District to partake of their club's 
hospitality March 2-5. A "Good Fel- 
lowship" meeting has been planned in- 
stead of a reception. The club will 
keep "open house" during the conven- 

Mrs. Henry DeNyse, State Record- 
ing Secretary, outlined briefly plans for 
Re-Districting the Federation, which 
will be voted on at the State Conven- 
tion in May. Mrs. W. C. Mushet, Dis- 
trict Chairman of Resolutions, an- 
nounced that resolutions will be read 

in convention one day and voted on the 

Mrs. L W. Gleason, District Parlia- 
mentarian, announced an interesting 
parliamentary contest in which all 
clubs are invited to participate. Mrs. 
Florence Schonneman made a clever 
plea for the club emblem, stating that 
25 cents from the sale of each pin will 
be placed in the State Endowment 

Mrs. Frederick K. Adams, President 
of the Averill Study club, which served 
tea and dispensed charming hospital- 
ity following the meeting, made a gra- 
cious and appealing little speech before 
the Council on the need of spirituality 
in club life. 

A pretty feature of the day was the 
presentation of bouquets of the club 
flower, the pint carnation, to the State 
President, the District President and to 
the General Federation Chairman of 
Peace, Mrs. Josiah Evans Cowles. 

The Alhambra Wednesday Afternoon club 
held a "Kensington Day" January 20, en- 
tertaining with a box luncheon. Invited as 
honor guests were Mrs. Herbert A. Cable, 
District President, Mrs. Calvin Hartwell, 
Mrs. D. M. Cate, Mrs. William Baurhyete 
and Mrs. Haines W. Reed, members of the 
California Federation State and District 

The hospitality extended by the club was 
exquisite, and the effort put forth for the 
entertainment of the guests was indicative 
of that greater effort shown by the club 
when they had their club house moved a 
mile to a new lot to save it from toppling 
into the arroyo during the big storm of last 

The Civics Committee of the Hollywood 
Woman's club has undertaken the huge task 
of having vacant lots on the main boule- 
vards of Hollywood planted to California 
poppies as an attractive feature of exposi- 
tion year. This is a plan of beautification 
which could be furthered to advantage by 
many a club. Mrs. J. P. Gardner is the 
efficient chairman. 

Arts and Crafts club of San Diego 
is instructing 100 women in artistic 
handcraft, and will exhibit work in 
the Exposition. 




State Chairman of Emblem 

The Federation Emblem pin is one of 
the most beautiful in design and sym- 
bology in forty-eight states — a pin that 
is pretty enough to be worn for its own 
sake, but has an added value in that 
it represents the California Federation 
of Women's Clubs. It serves as an in- 
troduction to California club women 

The wearer shows that she stands 
for civic and moral betterment, for so- 
cial uplift, for better homes, a better 
community, a better state, a better na- 
tion, and with all humility we may say, 
a better world. To purchase one of 
these pins and wear it should be the 
pleasure of every loyal member of the 

Not only do we show by the wearing 
of it that we stand for the best we 
know, but every pin sold will add to 
the State Endowment Fund. Like "Lit- 
tle drops of water, little grains of sand," 
the small profit the Federation receives 
from the sale of the pins will help along 
wonderfully the work of the Federa- 

The California Federated Club Wo- 
man may now have her choice of two 
beautiful Emblem pins. The new pin 
is the same design as the old pin, made 
a little smaller and a little lighter by 
being pierced above and below the 
wings. The Emblem pin of sterling 
silver heavily plated with gold can be 
secured from District Chairmen for 
$1.25, or one of solid gold for $5.00, 
postage extra. 

This department also has a little gum 
seal, designed especially for use on sta- 
tionery. It is an exact duplicate in size 
and coloring of the new Emblem pin 
and is put out by this department to 
meet the demands of the individual 
club woman for something that will 
identify her as a club woman and with 
the Federation. Only State and Dis- 
trict officers and chairmen are allowed 
to use the Federation stationery, but it 
is permissible for all Federated club 
women to use the gummed seals. This 

seal is the handsomest in use today, 
and club women need not hesitate to 
use it on their finest stationery. The 
profit derived from the sale of the seals 
will go to the Caroline Severance En- 
dowment Fund. 

Fifty seals will be sold for twenty- 
five cents after February 25, postage 


The Women's Legislative Council 
has appointed as the Speakers' com- 
mittee, Mrs. Emily Hoppin of Yolo, 
chairman; Mrs. Mary Roberts Cool- 
idge of Berkeley, and Mrs. Seward A. 
Simons of South Pasadena. The dut- 
ies of each member of this committee 
are to secure a list of speakers for her 
section of the state. 

All clubs wishing speakers to bring 
information concerning the five bills 
endorsed by the Women's Council at 
Sacramento may apply to the commit- 
tee member nearest their District. 
Speaker will expect clubs to pay their 

Speakers for the southern part of 
the state will include Mrs. Simons, 
Dr. Louise Harvey Clarke of River- 
side, Dr. Jessie Russell and Mrs. Mat- 
tison Jones of Glendale. Mrs. Hester 
Griffith, Mrs. I. W. Gleason, Mrs. 
Frank E. Wolfe, Dr. Maude Wilde, 
Mrs. W. H. Ellis of Los Angeles ; oth- 
ers to be named later. 

The Finance Committee of the 
Council reported that the minimum 
amount needed to carry on the work 
of the Council would be $500 and it 
was decided to raise this amount pro 
rata among the delegates. As Council 
representatives, Mrs. Harbaugh has 
been appointed at $60 per month and 
Miss Chase of Berkeley at $100 a 

Investigation of the retail prices of food 
was carried on in Chicago by the various 
ward committees of club women. Precinct 
workers made detailed reports of food 
prices and these were passed along from 
the wards to headquarters. This investi- 
gation checked the advance in prices. 



ptesibent's Xetter 

Like the onward rush of a mighty 
river — swift, smooth, too strong for the 
fret and foam of a feebler and more 
shallow stream — the current of Cali- 
fornia Federation sweeps on. Day by 
day its tide is rising as the new clubs 
come in, bringing with them, not alone 
that strength for which numbers stand, 
but that more vital thing, the SPIRIT 
POSE which is as the Ark of our Cov- 
enant, and without its presence there 
can be no pillar of cloud by day nor 
pillar of flame by night to lead us. 

As never before, perhaps, we are able 
to ignore the non-essential diflferences 
of opinion and to concentrate the 
strength of the club women of Califor- 
nia in the effort to accomplish intelli- 
gently and well the evolutionary prog- 
ress that the day and age impose as a 
responsibility upon us. 

Indicative of the awakened con- 
science of California womanhood to 
this imminent responsibility of our 
time is the following list of endorse- 
ments passed at a joint meeting of the 
State and Los Angeles District execu- 
tive boards held in Los Angeles Jan- 
uary 28 : 

A resolution favoring the David 
Lubin National Marketing association 
plan, presented by the Outlook associa- 
tion (endorsed unanimously) ; a reso- 
lution favoring the abolition of capital 
punishment in California, presented by 
Mrs. Herbert A. Cable, President of 
the Los Angeles District (carried by 
majority vote) ; a resolution favoring 
increased mailing privileges for state 
prisoners, presented by Mrs. W. A. 
Galentine, State Chairman of Civil 
Service Reform (carried unanimously) ; 
a resolution endorsing the changing of 
"Arbor Day" to "Conservation Day" 
for observance in our public schools, 
presented by Mrs. E. G. Greene, State 
Chairman of Waters (majority vote) ; 
a resolution endorsing a bill to preserve 
the trees along the State Highway, pre- 
sented by the Northern District 
through Mrs. Foster Elliot, State 

Chairman of Forestry (unanimously 
endorsed) ; and a resolution endorsing 
a bill for the protection of fish and 
game, presented by Mrs. Harriet Wil- 
liams Myers, Commissioner of Birds 
and Wild Life (unanimously en- 

These resolutions were thoroughly 
discussed and with a spirit of serious 
deliberation that placed every member 
above suspicion of prejudice. That en- 
dorsement was given is a matter of 
great personal gratification to your 

In closing we desire to express a deep 

appreciation of the courtesies extended 

the State Board by the Los Angeles 

District Board during our recent visit. 




All Federated women of the south 
regret the illness of Mrs. A. J. Lawton, 
the popular and beloved President of 
The Southern District. Mrs. Lawton 
broke down under the stress of club 
work and has been forced to rest for 
many weeks, several of which were 
spent in bed. 

She is recovering, and her many 
friends will be pleased at the thought 
that they may have her back with them 
soon. This remarkable woman has not 
missed a club meeting before in two 
years, either as District President or as 
President of the Santa Ana Valley 

Mrs. Charles Farwell Edson, State Chair- 
man of Industrial and Social Conditions, 
has compiled a most exhaustive question- 
aire which she will send to club women on 
application, to serve as a basis on which 
to make a social and industrial survey of 
any town, city or locality. No live club can 
ignore the local conditions existing in its 
home city, and no club can further the 
general improvement of home and the lives 
of women and children without having made 
an exhaustive survey of the economic dis- 
crepancies of its own town. Write Mrs. 
Edson, 950 West Twentieth street, Los 



Mrs. A. F. Jones, District President 

The Thirteenth Annual Convention 
of the Northern District will be held 
in Sacramento, March 23, 24 and 25. 
All meetings will be held in the Audi- 
torium of the Tuesday Club House, 
and will be open to the public. All 
clubs are urgently requested to send 
full delegations. 

Each club shall be entitled to repre- 
sentation by its president or her ap- 
pointee, and one delegate or her alter- 
nate. Clubs having a membership of 
fift}- or more shall be entitled to one 
additional delegate for every fifty mem- 
bers or fraction thereof. 

No delegate shall represent more 
than one club. Voting by proxy shall 
not be permitted. The secretary of 
each club shall send the names of the 
delegates and their alternates to the 
treasurer, Mrs. Emily Hoppin, Yolo, 
Cal., one week before the convention. 
The credential cards enclosed must be 
presented to the credential committee 
Tuesday afternoon from 4 to 5. 

Annual dues of five cents per capita 
must be paid by all Federated clubs 
before the opening of the convention. 
Clubs failing to pay dues will not have 
representation, and their delegates will 
not be seated. All resolutions must 
be typewritten and signed, and must 
be in the hands of the committee not 
later than the second dav of the con- 
vention. —Mrs. H. T. Kilgariff, 2317 
M Street. Sacramento, Cal. 

Special rates of transportation over 
the Southern Pacific and Northern 
Electric are being arranged for on the 
certificate plan. Get certificates when 
purchasing ticket. 

A joint council of Presidents and 
Delegates will be held Tuesday morn- 
ing at 10:00. Topics of general in- 
terest will be presented for discussion. 
The convention will be opened 
promptly at 1 :45 Tuesday afternoon. 
State officers and speakers of note will 
address the meeting on topics of the 
day. District chairmen will add to 
the program. 

Club Presidents" reports will be lim- 
ited to three minutes, to be given by 
the President or her representative. 

The Local Board assisted by the 
Chamber of Commerce and the Board 
of Trade, are making arrangements for 
the entertainment of convention 
guests. Tuesday evening a Reception 
and Musical will be given in honor of 
State and District Officers. 


On June 24, 1914, the President of 
the Panama-Pacific International Ex- 
position issued a commission to Mrs. 
May Wright Sewall authorizing her 
to organize an International Confer- 
ence of \\'oman Workers to consider 
the best means of bringing the influ- 
ence of women to bear on the public 
mind for the promotion of Permanent 
World Peace. Local conditions and 
Mrs. Sewall's absence in Europe de- 
layed the inauguration of the work 
and the precipitation of the Great War 
demanded a reconsideration of the 
grounds upon which the decision to 
hold such a conference had been made. 
It being now agreed that the contin- 
uous tragedy in Europe far from fur- 
nishing a cause for abandoning this 
project provides an added argument 
and an intensified motive for its most 
energetic prosecution, Mrs. Sewall has 
been reauthorized to do this work and 
to invite women to serve on the Com- 
mittee of Organization and on fhe 
Home and Foreign Advisory Boards, 
through which it is hoped that pub- 
licity and support will be given to this 

It is hoped that many will shape 
their plans to visit the San Francisco 
Exposition at the time fixed for this 
Conference, Jul}' 4, 5, 6. 

Dr. Edward Krehbiel of Stanford Uni- 
versity, widely known Peace advocate, re- 
quests clubs to observe the Centennial of 
the Treaty of Ghent with special peace 
meetings and programs. He asks that clubs 
observe the day February 17, which is the 
anniversary date, and that churches take 
cognizance of the event Sundaj', Febru- 
ary 14. 



Mrs. Frank Stephens 

District Chairman of Peace 

The Departmental Conference of the 
Los Angeles District Board are an 
innovation devised to bring the work 
of the departments into closer and 
more frequent touch with the various 
clubs of the district. They are held 
monthly by allied groups of depart- 
ment chairmen whose work is, in some 
respects, correlated. 

The Conference on Peace, Political 
Science and Federation Emblem was 
held at the Friday Morning Club house 
Thursday afternoon, January 7, the 
Chairman of Peace presiding. 

Speaking of "Our Federation Em- 
blem," Mrs. Herbert Cable told briefly 
of the feeling of solidarity which the 
wearing of an emblem gives to any 
cause. Mrs. Florence Schonneman, 
of San Pedro, the newly appointed 
chairman of Emblems, urged the en- 
thusiastic support of the women, spoke 
of the pleasure of meeting and being 
able thus to recognize our fellow- 
v(forkers from afar, and told of the new 
seals, bearing the imprint of the em- 
blem just out and on sale at a nominal 
price for use on stationery. 

Mrs. Mattison B. Jones, of Glendale, 
District Chairman of Political Science, 
cleverly introduced Dr. John R. 
Haynes as a wise physician whom she 
had called to prescribe the proper dose 
for the Federated students of Political 
Science, that they might avoid mental 
indigestion in their study of this far- 
reaching subject. 

Dr. Haynes pointed out that the fun- 
damental difiference between the ideals 
of men and women had been that those 
of men had been ideals of prowess, 
while those of women had been ideals 
of service. That while the right ideal 
of government was that it should serve 
humanity, the predominence of the 
masculine idea of prowess in the past 
had wrought tyranny, oppression and 
injustice to the many for the aggran- 
dizement of the few. 

Mr. Lorin A. Handley, one of the 
best known peace advocates of South- 

ern California, made the startling 
statement that what the Peace advo- 
cates wanted was not peace, but war. 
A war that would take courage, skill 
and endurance, that called for the 
highest type of patriotism and devo- 
tion, war against the real enemies of 
our country, against those who, for 
selfish profit or vain glory, stir up 
strife; war against graft and greed, 
against exploiters of the weak, and 
against those who insult our flag by 
claiming its protection while they rob 
and cheat the unsophisticated foreign- 

Mrs. Josiah Cowles, General Fed- 
eration Chairman of Peace, took 
charge of the closing discussion. 

By Frances R. Smith, Press Chairman 

Prof. W. T. Hill of Los Angeles, who 
has made a study of geological condi- 
tions in the vicinity of the San Gor- 
gonio Pass for the Smithsonian Insti- 
tute spoke before the Beaumont Wo- 
man's club January 26, speaking of the 
physical features of the Pass. A large 
delegation from the Saturday After- 
noon club of Banning, also the pupils 
from the high school, were present on 
special invitation. 

The committee of club women 
formed at Riverside to advance the 
cause of the planting along the county 
highways reported that the matter 
could best be handled through the su- 
pervisors who have a right to appoint 
a forestry board with full power to act. 
The supervisors were favorable to tak- 
ing such action but desired expressions 
from the various clubs. A motion was 
passed indorsing action on the part of 
the supervisors. 

The Saturday Afternoon club of 
Banning reported similar action having 
been taken in their club. 

At the initiative of the Beaumont 
Woman's club a meeting was held Jan- 
uary 29 for the purpose of organizing 
an association for the beautification of 
landscape improvement of Beaumont. 
Delegates from all organizations were 
asked to be present. 




By Mrs. Emily Hoppin 

Vice-President At-Large, C. F. W. C. 

The Women's Legislative Council of 
California is composed of eight state 
organizations including the California 
Federation and sixteen single organi- 
zations. Mrs. J. L. Harbaugh, State 
Chairman of Legislation, is proving a 
most efficient president. 

Twenty bills were submitted to the 
Council through the executive board 
and after careful consideration by the 
board, and in meetings of the Council 
itself, five were finally endorsed. The 
final meeting of the Council at Sacra- 
mento was attended by 40 delegates, 
and proxies brought the representation 
to 104. 

Five community property bills had 
been presented at different times and 
one with two auxiliary bills was ap- 
proved, but lacked four votes of en- 
dorsement. This was not because the 
women did not realize the importance 
of the revision of the state community 
laws, but one of the clauses of the pro- 
posed bill contained radical changes 
which were not approved by a ma- 

The bills endorsed were Birth Reg- 
istration, Compulsory Education, 
Home Teachers, Child Labor and Wo- 
men as Jurors. The last named makes 
it permissable for women to serve on 
all juries, and makes it compulsory 
that they be allowed to serve in all 
cases involving women and children. 

The results of balloting on the bills 
were as follows : 

Yes No 

Child Labor 87 17 

Birth Registration 100 1 

Home Teachers 75 29 

Compulsory Education .... 64 40 

Jury Bill 102 1 

Communit}^ Property 61 40 

Mrs. Harbaugh will be at headquar- 
ters at Hotel Sacramento during the 
legislative session. She has appointed 
the following committee : Finance, 
Miss George, Mrs. Edson ; Representa- 
tion at Headquarters, Mrs. Emily Hop- 
pin, State Federation ; Mrs. Rowell, 

Congress of Mothers ; Mrs. Adams, 
Woman's Council of Sacramento ; Mrs. 
Dow, State W. C. T. U. ; Credentials, 
Mrs. Schneider, President of the Fed- 
eration of Mothers' Clubs, Sacramento. 

The Van Nuys Woman's club recently 
held a beautiful Reciprocity Luncheon at 
which were present Mrs. Herbert A. Cable 
and Mrs. D. M. Cate, District President and 
vice-president. Mrs. Cate says: "The pro- 
gram opened with a witty address by the 
president, Mrs. Houghton. The effort of 
the Van Nuys club to be nice to the invited 
un-federated clubs was most gratifying to 
me. If every club would do as much, no 
club vi'ould remain out of federation," 

A most comprehensive leaflet on "Waters 
— Their Conservation and Utilization," with 
outlines, notes for study and bibliography, 
has been prepared by Mrs. E. G. Greene, 
State Chairman of Waters. Mrs. Greene 
probably has a greater fund of statistical 
knowledge concerning water conditions 
than any other woinan in the state. Clubs 
will find it to their interest to write her for 
this pamphlet — 17 Salvatierra St., Palo Alto, 

The Southern California Woman's Press 
club held its maiden Reciprocity Day Janu- 
ary 19 in Trinity Auditorium, with more 
than ISO club presidents and delegates of 
Los Angeles County present. Mrs. Lavinia 
Graham, who is proving a most lovable and 
popular president, presided and introduced 
Mrs. Herbert A. Cable, President of the Dis- 
trict, who always has an interesting and 
helpful Federation message for all clubs; 
Mrs. Lillian Burkhardt Goldsmith, the well 
known dramatic interpreter; Miss Frieda 
Peycke, composer-pianologuest, talented 
member of the Press club, and Mrs. Haines 
W. Reed, State Chairman of Press. Tea 
was served in the club rooms and the spirit 
of Reciprocity was especially noticeable. 

^ome localities have recently been suc- 
cessful in establishing community houses; 
in reality this name means a rest room for 
the rural woman, and a market place for 
her town sister. The matron in charge has 
on hand orders for butter, chickens and 
other country produce. She has, also, cer- 
tain women who are only too glad to make 
a little money by caring for children by the 
hour. When the country woman arrives 
she finds ready sale for her produce, a com- 
fortable room where she may meet her 
friends, and an opportunity to have her chil- 
dren looked after, and yet, with it all, she 
has the sweet consciousness of being abso- 
lutely independent. The town women make 
an effort to come in person for their produce 
in order that the personal touch may be 



By Gertrude Montgomery 

Household Economic sections have 
proved vastly popular among Santa 
Ana Ebell members and each year finds 
the interest more pronounced. At pres- 
ent there are six sections in Household 
Economics, among which the Second 
section, composed of young maids and 
matrons, takes a prominent part. 

The program of this section for the 
club year 1914-15, a study of the cui- 
sine and customs of foreign lands, 
has developed the individuality and 
versatility of the members as enter- 

Mesdames Deimling, Rowland and 
Strock were the "cooks" who person- 
ally conducted the women on a trip 
through Spain, Mrs. Strock's new bun- 
galow being gayly decorated for the 
occasion with yellow and red festoons, 
Spanish embroideries and red hanging 
baskets filled with yellow cosmos and 
ferns. Each guest was presented with 
bright pompons to adorn her hair. 

Roll call elicited Spanish proverbs 
with their English equivalents after 
which Mrs. Peck rendered two charm- 
ing piano solos by Spanish composers. 

Miss Tafiey described entertainingly 
her varied experiences during her re- 
cent seven weeks' residence in Lerida, 
Spain, the unpalatable food served at 
the hotel, the relative prices of fruits 
and vegetables, as compared to those 
of America, and the insanitary drink- 
ing water. 

Quaint customs among the upper 
class Spaniards formed the topic which 
Mrs. Deimling handled most delight- 
fully, dwelling particularly upon their 
dances, both rehgious and social re- 
ceptions, with accompanying refresh- 
ments and strict etiquette governing 
intercourse between young people. 

A novel and pleasing innova-tion was 
Mrs. Barr's Spanish folk-dancing. 

Refreshments were served from a 
table centered with a miniature bull 



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The twenty-one organizations af- 
filiated with the Women's Legislative 
Council include the Alameda District 
Federation, Alhambra Wednesday 
Afternoon Club, California Civic 
League, California Congress of Moth- 
ers, California Federation of Women's 
Clubs, Los Angeles Friday Morning 
Club, Los Angeles City Teachers' 
Club, New Era League, Pasadena 
Women's Civic League, Political 
Equality Club, Southern California W. 
C. T. U., State Board of Charities and 
Corrections, California State Nurses' 
Association, Women's Council of Sac- 
ramento, Woman's Progressive League 
of the Mission, Woman's Democratic 
Club of Berkeley, Woman's Political 
League, Woman's State Democratic 
Club of California, Northern California 
W. C. T. U. League of San Jose, Cal. ; 
Anti-Capital Punishment League and 
Juvenile Protective League. 

When a chairman comes into office she 
finds no record whatever of the work that 
her predecessors have done. This greatly 
hampers efforts. The General Federa- 
tion has requested each of the present chair- 
men to keep in an official volume a record 
of all work accomplished during her admin- 
istration. This book should contain all 
printed matter issued by the department, to 
whom this printed matter was sent, the 
number and nature of addresses delivered 
and any other helpful information. At the 
New York Biennial this volume is to be sent 
to the Bureau of Information, and from 
there forwarded to the new chairman. It 
would be wise for state chairmen to adopt 
the same plan. Chairmen of departments 
should leave just as complete records as 
the secretaries and treasurers. 

Since December 3 the following clubs 
have been admitted to Federation: North- 
ern District — Red Bluff Woman's Improve- 
ment club, Tehama county; San Francisco 
District — Carlotta Woman's club; San An- 
selmo Woman's Improvement club, Marin 
county; Alameda District — Martinez Wo- 
man's club, Contra Costa county; Tuolumne 
Town Improvement club; San Joaquin Dis- 
trict — Denair Woman's Improvement club. 
Stanislaus county; Lindsay Tuesday club, 
Tulare county; Los Angeles District — Ven- 
ice Woman's club. 

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What is probably one of the most 
unique and fascinating programs ever 
given by a club was the offering of 
the Woman's Club of San Mateo, No- 
vember 20, in honor of Mrs. Percy S. 
King, newly re-elected San Francisco 
District President, and her officers. 

The event was the presentation of 
an allegory entitled "Planetar}- Co- 
operation," written by Mrs. Mayzellia 
McCarthy, for the occasion — a splen- 
did lesson on club harmony and recip- 
rocity through its vivid comparison 
with the uniformit}- of motion and 
obedience to the universal law that 
exists in the spaces. 

Mrs. King as the "Sun" held sway 
over her coterie of eight Planets, four 
Seasons, the Moon and Guiding Stars. 
Spectacular effect was lent to the af- 
fair by the personification of "Dawn," 
"Day," "Rainbow," and "Night." 
Members of the San Mateo Women's 
Club represented the planets from 
i\Iercury to Neptune ; the seasons were 
portraved by the presidents of the 
Thursdav, Burlingame, Redwood City 
and San Mateo clubs. 

In response to "Rays of Knowledge," 
Mrs. Percy King was heard in one of 
the most interesting speeches of the 
afternoon. Her handling of the sub- 
ject of solar radiation and the ingen- 
ious method in which she fitted it to 
suit the event showed keen originality 
and an energy of attraction that was 
suggestive of so powerful an orb as 
the sun. 

Clubs of Illinois have dedicated the cot- 
tage for homeless girls at the Park Ridge 
School for Girls, for which they raised $10,- 
000. This fund has been raised in charge 
of Mrs. Frederick K. Tracy, the most effi- 
cient detail chairman in the state. 

To help the children who come to the 
attention of the Dallas (Texas') Juvenile 
Court,- a committee of club women has 
equipped a "social room" with sixteen 
desks, blackboards and other school equip- 
ment. A graduate kindergarten teacher 
will instruct the children on practical sub- 


receive unusual attention at Hotel 
Clark. In arrangements, detail and in 
appointments, an atmosphere of quiet 
elegance and refinement prevails. 

The management is filing at all 
times to co-operate with hostesses in 
arranging entertainments and meetings. 
Plan to do your future entertaining at 
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by the payment of $1.00 per month 
any person will be supplied by the 
Association with complete office treat- 
ment, home treatment, hospital and 
ambulance service, medical and surgi- 
cal dressings free of charge. 

Dental service including cleaning 
and extracting of teeth, eye examina- 
tions given by our Optical Specialist, 
and a Chiropodist is also maintained 
in connection with our modern and 
completely equipped offices. 

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Mrs. Percy S. King, District President 

I find clubs much encouraged by our 
convention at Pacific Grove and 
pleased with the prospect of entertain- 
ing the State convention and our Gen- 
eral Federation President next May. 

The Los Amegas club of Caneros 
with Mrs. Morton Duhig, president, 
and 19 members, has the proud dis- 
tinction of owning, on the second an- 
niversary of organization, its own club 
house, and is a member both of the 
State and District Federation. The 
Woman's Civic club of Calistoga en- 
tertained in honor of their retiring 
president, Mrs. W. R. Gray, who was 
succeeded by Mrs. H. Clement. With 
the help of Miss Janet Maclay, District 
Secretary, Mrs. P. F. Powers, State 
Chairman of Philanthropy, we pre- 
sented a Federation program and the 
club has voted to join the Federation. 

Before the holidays I was the guest 
of the Woman's Improvement club of 
Dixon, Solano county, which has Mrs. 
George Unnewehr as the energetic 
president. The club's first president, 
Mrs. G. Curry, is doing splendid work 
for the Woman's Panama-Pacific Aux- 
iliary board. 

Mrs. Raymond Hollingsworth, Dis- 
trict Chairman of Social and Industrial 
Conditions, is president of the Chan- 
ning Auxiliary of San Francisco, and 
I was a most happy guest at their 
Christmas breakfast. Mrs. Rose V. S. 
Berry was toastmistress and I never 
enjoyed a program where the scintilla- 
tion of wit, the reverence of religion 
and fine fellowship was so perfectly 

It was a pleasure to meet with the 
St. Helena Woman's Improvement 
club, Mrs. F. L. Alexander, president, 
and speak to them of Exposition Du- 
ties. The Napa Study club recognized 
as the club which does "all work and 
no play," but is never dull, broke their 
austure rules and gave a banquet and 
musical program to which husbands 

were invited. Mrs. Charles Trower, 
president, is most popular. 

The Women's Improvement club of 
Sonoma is an industrious body of 
women planning for a club house. They 
have purchased their lot, have started 
a building fund and their future seems 
bright. I spent some time in the home 
of the president, Mrs. Carrie Burlin- 
game, whose father is a direct descend- 
ant of John Greenleaf, first sheriff of 

In the drawing room hangs a picture 
taken in 1680 of "The Old House," fa- 
mous in the Boston Tea Party, framed 
in wood from the historic building. I 
was served with tea from a silver tea 
set made by Paul Rever and father, 
silversmiths of Boston. 

Clubwomen of the State, we of San 
Francisco District are expecting you 
in large numbers for the State conven- 
tion and extend you a cordial invita- 


Several hundred citizens and repre- 
sentatives of commercial and civic or- 
ganizations and high school students 
attended a "Cit)^ Beautiful" meeting 
recently in Salinas, called by Mrs. J. 
H. Andresen, chairman of Civics of the 
San Francisco District for the purpose 
of awakening interest in the movement 
to beautify the city. 

The Wanderers club of Salinas, Mrs. 
J. H. Andresen, president, recently en- 
tertained with a program "Picturesque 
California." An interesting lecture by 
Mrs. Richmond Wheeler was one feat- 
ure of a particularly pleasant evening. 


By Miss Jennie A. McConnell, 
Press Chairman 

The Executive board of the North- 
ern District held its regular monthly 
meeting at Hotel Sacramento January 
2. Mrs. A. F. Jones, president, told of 
a community Christmas tree observ- 
ance held in her city of Oroville, which 
proved an important factor in promot- 
ing holiday good fellowship. 



Mrs. G. E. Chappell, chairman of 
Philanthropy, told of the annual Dona- 
tion Day held in Grass Valley. Mrs. 
George W. Hamilton gave a report of 
work done by the philanthropy com- 
mittee of the Auburn Improvement 
club for 19 families. Mrs. H. A. Klue- 
gel of Oroville, chairman of Civil Ser- 
vice Reform, urged the necessity of 
every county having a detention home. 
Mr. John F. Neylan of the State Board 
of Control spoke interestingly on the 
same subject. 

A delegation of women from the 
Civic Section of the Placerville Shakes- 
peare club — Mesdames Perry Tracy, 
O. P. Fitch, A. Darlington and L. J. 
Dormody — came to plead for the pres- 
ervation of the trees along the Lincoln 
Highway between Placerville and 
Lake Tahoe, and brought two bills 
which they hope may come before this 
session of the Legislature. 

State Forester George M. Homans 

spoke in favor of the bills, one of which 
would amend the act of Eminent Do- 
main for the protection of trees along 
highways, and the second which 
would provide that the State Depart- 
ment of Engineering may bring con- 
demnation proceedings and force the 
sale of a strip of land 300 feet wide on 
each side of any highway in the state. 

Senator Birdsall of Auburn and As- 
semblyman Kerr of Amador county 
were present and favored the legisla- 
tion. Too much cannot be said of the 
fine work of the Placerville women who 
are working so hard to protect the 
wonderful trees. Reports of work were 
given by Mrs. Bradford Woodbridge, 
State chairman of Club Extension, Mrs. 
George W. McCoy, District Chairman, 
and Miss Retta Parrott, District Chair- 
man Library and Information. 

Committees are being appointed for 
the District Convention in Sacramento 
March 23-25. 


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By Ella Hamilton Durley, 

Press Chsunnaai 

Mrs. Herbert A. Cable, president of 
the Los Angeles District, has an- 
nounced the following Committee on 
Nominations for the District conven- 
tion which opens at Long Beach March 
3, 9:30 a. m. In order that the report 
of the Nominating committee may be 
in accordance with the popular wish, 
each club in the District will be re- 
quested to fill out a ballot expressive 
of the choice of its members for the 
instruction of the committee. The 
members of the committee are Mrs. H. 
J. Slater, chairman ; Mrs. Guy Hardi- 
son, Mrs. Wm. Bullis, Mrs. L. C. Hall, 
Mrs. Belle Franklin. 

Other convention committees are : 
Resolutions, Mrs. W. C. Mushet, 
chairman ; Mrs. E. H. Lockwood, Mrs. 
Orlean Poland, Mrs. Charles H. 
Spence, Mrs. E. C. Bello'ws. Creden- 
tials, Mrs. Ered Kuck, chairman ; Mrs. 
Matthews, Mrs. C. M. Kite, Mrs. W. G. 
Brown, Mrs. Maud T. Thompson. 
Badge, Miss Daphne Isgrigg. 

The Los Angeles District Board, at 
its January meeting, appropriated $50 
to aid Dr. Maud Wilde in test work in 
birth registration preparatory for the 
Model Law. 


Mrs. Helene M. Delmling, Press Chairman 

A splendid new club has been formed 
in Orange to be known as the Orange 
Woman's club. With their desired list 
of one hundred members completed, 
75 local women met recently and 
formed what promises to be one of the 
live clubs of the Southern District. 

Mrs. L L. ColHns, Mrs. M. A. Kief- 
haber, Mrs. L D. Mills, Mrs. J. S. Col- 
lings, Mrs. William Bathgate, Mrs. C. 
E. Teach and Mrs. Stephen McPher- 
son were appointed as a committee on 
constitution and by-laws. 

Although the membership has 
reached 100 the club charter has been 

left open and names put up by mem- 
bers will be considered as charter mem- 

The East Newport Ebell club re- 
cently held a "Planting Day" on the lot 
where the club expects to build a 
library in the near future. Elowers and 
trees were planted to beautify the 

For the civic part of the program 
vines and flowers were planted around 
the Pacific Electric station at East 
Newport and trees around the fire sta- 
tion at Balboa. 


(Continued From Page 9) 

It has been proved by experience 
that vocational education requires in- 
struction over and above the trades and 
their technical connections. Specific 
trade art, industrial academic work, the 
problems of labor, social betterment 
and ideals of citizenship are subjects 
which are used to accompany the trade 
training. Added to these are instruc- 
tion in hygiene and practice in the 
gaining and maintenance of good 

In schools for girls the household 
arts subjects are frequently included 
in the curriculum, but the tendency is 
to give them in a more business-like 
and practical way. Many of the new 
wage-earning positions for women are 
growing out of this more serious atti- 
tude toward household art instruction, 
of which conducting lunch or tea 
rooms, catering, buying, nursing, cos- 
tume designing, repairing in factories 
or hotels and house planning and deco- 
rating are illustrations. 

For those, however, who must be- 
come wage earners early, but whose 
parents are willing to sacrifice them^ 
selves in order to give their children a 
special trade education, the All Day 
Trade or Vocational School is being 
organized. Another kind of school is 
needed for the great mass of children 
forced to work the moment they are 



legally allowed to leave school. The 
Day Continuation Classes, compulsory 
or voluntary, can help this group. 

There is a growing tendency in the 
skilled trades and department stores to 
offer the younger workers part-time 
instruction in the factory or store it- 
self. Older workers, too, have night 
classes offered to help them. These 
workers furnish both the strength and 
weakness of industry, and the class of 
instruction offered to them is becom- 
ing more vital to their needs than was 
that in the night classes of the older 
type. A series of short unit courses, 
each of which is designed to meet a 
specific need of the class, is better than 
prolonging the work through many . 
months and having the lessons a week 

A reorganization plan for the General Fed- 
eration of Women's clubs has been sent to 
State Presidents for consideration and criti- 
cism. The plan will be adopted, rejected 
or amended at the next Biennial in 1916. 
The plan is to form a Cabinet with a House 
of Federation and a House of Clubs as the 
governing body; the president to serve four 
years, elected at joint session and no presi- 
dent to be returned; Federation dues, 5 cents 
per capita. 




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The Woman's Improvement Club of 
Roseville dedicated Friday, January 
15, as "Mothers' Memorial Day," hon- 
oring the late Mme. Caroline Sever- 
ance, the "Mother of Clubs," also the 
mothers and grandmothers of club 

Mrs. George W. McCoy of Sacra- 
mento, wrho has mothered the club 
since its infancy, and who is a beloved 
honorary member, paid a beautiful 
tribute to the life of Mme. Severance 
in the service of women's clubs. Mrs. 
Frank Cosgrove recited Joaquin Mil- 
ler's "The Bravest Battle;" Mr. Fred 
C. Moore sang "Mother McCree" and 
"Mother O' Mine," and Mrs. W. H. 
Masters recited Riley's "That Old 
Sweetheart of Mine." 

Mrs. B. F. Walton of Sacramento 
explained the State Endowment Fund 
and how the names of mothers may be 
placed on the honor roll of the fund for 
any sum. Refreshments were served 
by a committee under the direction of 
Mrs. Lolise and Mrs. Lackey. The 
inspiration for the program originated 
with the president. Mrs. Bradford 
Woodbridge, who was happily sur- 
rounded by four generations of her 
family. Her mother, Mrs. Amanda 
Hall-Bradford, an old and enthusiastic 
club member of the San Joaquin Val- 
ley Federation, headed the honor roll 
for the club with the name of her 
mother, Nancy Jordan Hall. Mrs. 
Bradford's name was then placed on 
the roll by her children, a granddaught- 
er and great granddaughter. 

The following mothers' names were 
added : Annie L. King, by Lelia Keeh- 
ner; Elizabeth Kerr, by Mrs. A. B. 
McRae ; Fannie Kanahle, by Mrs. E. 
J. Schellhouse ; ]\Iargaret True, by Iris 
Lackey; Juliette Niles Hoagland, by 
Carrie Brown ; Annie Alice Ingram, bj' 
Alyce M. L. Jones ; Katheryn Merwig 
Schnabel, by Mrs. J. H. Stineman; 
Catherine Ann Cresswell Gray, by Mrs. 
Joseph Relnhofifer. 

Dr. Jenkin Lloyd Jones 

(Continued from Last Month) 

Women are becoming more and 
more the purse holders of civilization. 
One who stands high in the confidence 
and activities here represented, has 
given to the modern woman the proud 
and distinctive designation of "member 
of the money spending gender." She 
meant it and I take it as a compliment 
and not a reproach. Fathers may for 
a while proudly claim the right of 
"making" the money that supports wife 
and children, but it goes without the 
saying that in proportion as he is suc- 
cessful in his money-making calling, 
which he would clothe with divine at- 
tributes, in that proportion does wom- 
an become the "mone3^-spender." High 
as is the art of money-making, the art 
of wise disbursement is much higher. 
Hard as it may be to make a penny it 
is harder to save a penny. 

Beyond the awful burden of the 
heart, the anguish of mothers, wives, 
sisters and sweethearts, the hopeless- 
ness that comes from the ghastly 
scenes of the battle-field, the wreckage 
of the hospital, lies this wicked waste 
of human energies, this impoverish- 
ment of the home, the military handi- 
cap of all the armored nations. 

Even in the United States all the 
causes of reform and progress, splen- 
didly championed by the organizations 
here represented, languish in our leg- 
islative and congressional halls, be- 
cause of treasuries impoverished by 
the construction of the devil-ships of 
war which are out grown as soon as 
constructed, and become material for 
the junk heap in the short space of 
eight years, which is the efficient life 
of these abominable applications of 
misapplied science. 

Perhaps a modern up-to-date Dread- 
naught represents an assemblage of the 
latest achievements of all the mechan- 
ical sciences and applied arts, all for 
the sake of wars that never come, for 
the sake of taking the lives of those 
who have never offended, and the pro- 
tecting of lives that are withdrawn 



from all the creati\'e, humnnizing, 
home-making acti\ities of the world. 

O ! you poor women struggling, 
stumbling home-makers, how burden- 
some is this back-breaking load, not of 
war which for a hundred years has 
never come to our doors except 
through our own seeking; but of the 
fear of war based on a pessimistic dis- 
trust of human nature, a lack of Faith 
in the Almightyness of the God of Rea- 
son and Love. 

A French cartoonist of a hundred 
years ago pictured a peasant of France 
standing between the horns of the plow 
that was turning the furrow that would 
sustain wife and children and bearing 
on his shoulders the unconscious bur- 
den of a dainty Marquis, toying with 
his snuflf-box. Another French car- 
toonist a hundred years later, por- 
trayed the same peasant, turning the 
same furrow and for the same purpose, 
but carrying unconsciously upon his 
shoulders, a full}- armed soldier, with 
buttons, gold lace and epaulettes; and 
astride his shoulders is a modern bank- 
er, the money-lender, representing the 
awful burden of debt, private and na- 
tional, which bears down upon the 
sweat-begTimed peasant. 

But even this picture is not brought' 
down to date, for the great burden- 
bearer, the real shoulders that carry 
the weight of the military man and 
his interest-bearing war debt, are not 
those of a man at all but those of a 
woman. All women in their higher 
vocations of home-making are bedrag- 
gled burden bearers, heroically trying 
to fulfill their heavenly commission 
with the penurious appropriations of 
bumptious guardians of "national 

These put a conventional indignity 
to a flag, a failure to explode a few 
blank cartridges in technical obedience 
to the same, as a greater effront to 
patriotism and a greater indignity to 
"national honor" than the wan faces of 
under-fed little children and the hag- 

gard faces of o\-er-worked women striv- 
ing to preserve the integrity of the 
home, the sanctities of the fireside, and 
to cultivate the arts of peace and the 
co-operations of love. 

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A definite understanding of economic 
principles is of the utmost importance to all 
present-day buyers. That economy means 
buying cheaply is an exploded theory. True 
economy does not depend entirely on the 
cost of an article purchased, nor on the 
other hand does it depend altogether on the 
qualit}^ Briefly defined it means buying 
the right thing at the right price. While 
the question of price should be very care- 
fully considered by the purchaser it is 
equally essential that quality should not 
be overlooked. It is only b\- a combination 
of these two primary elements of econom- 
ical buying that a desirable and satisfactory 
purchase can be effected. 

By reason of its direct bearing on econom- 
ical buying, the correct relation of the pro- 
ducer to the consumer is one of the most 
vital problems in modern merchandising 
and one that has been subjected to the most . 
thorough study and research. It is uni- 
versally conceded, and as easily understood, 
that the producer dealing directly with the 
consumer creates the most desirable rela- 
tionship, and certainly the most beneficial 
to the consumer. The elimination of even 
one. and in many instances more than one 
middleman, together with the attendant 
profit and expenses, means a direct saving 
to the purchaser. 

In addition to a saving in cost the "Direct 
Purchase Plan" has the advantage to the 
purchaser of placing him in closer contact 
with the producer. This is especially ap- 
plicable in instances where the purchase is a 
manufactured product. The responsibility 
for satisfactory service in any manufactured 
article rests primarily with the manufac- 
turer, consequently it is much more satis- 
factory for the purchaser to deal directly 
with the manufacturer than to be once or 
twice removed. 

A forcible example of the success of this 
policy is shown in THE STARR PIAXO 
COMPANY. The factories of this progres- 
sive concern, among the largest in the 
world devoted exclusively to the manufac- 
ture of high grade pianos and playerpianos, 
are located in Richmond, Indiana. Follow- 
ing a policy of dealing directly with the 
users of pianos, executive headquarters are 
maintained in Los Angeles, thus giving 
music lovers throughout the Southwest an 
opportunity of buying a thoroughly artistic 
piano. Grand. Upright or Playerpiano, di- 
rectly from the manufacturer, the most sat- 
isfactory and economical method of buy- 

The complete success of the "Direct from 
the Manufacturer" policj- is simply demon- 
strated in the immense business built up in 
this manner by THE STARR PIANO 
COMPANY, the high artistic standard at- 
tained in the manufacture of their product, 

Rubber Sanded 

Rubber Flaxine 

A composition Roo&ng for the 
Bungalow, Business Building and Ware- 

Manufactured and Laid by 


247 So. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles 

Call Contract Dept. 
Home 10228 Sunset Main 8080 

School for Illustration 
and Painting 

342 North Main Street 
Los Angeles 

John H. Rich and William V, Cahill 

This is the newest and most practical 
Art School in Southern California 

Phone, Main 85 76 

Phones: Main 1226 Home F1226 


Weill Paper eind Paint House 

Paper Hanging, Tinting, Padnting, 
Frescoing, Plaster Repadring Care- 
fully Attended to. Padnts eind Oils. 
Room Moulding aind Window 

944-946 S. HUl St. Los Angeles 


Pink Beans 
Lima Beans 

White Beans 
Kidney Beans 

One of California's Best Food Products 
Appetizing Nourishing Satisfying 



It will be interesting to know that 
convention sessions will be held in the 
famous Hotel Virginia. The Virginia 
is a thoroughly fireproof steel and con- 
crete structure, occupying an entire 
block in the heart of the city of Long 
Beach. Everything about the hotel is 
big and generous, big, luxuriously fur- 
nished lobby, with spacious easy chairs, 
big porches, big windows overlooking 
the sea, big rooms, with big private 
baths and big clothes closets, and din- 
ing room. Every courtesy will be ac- 
corded club women guests. 

The Kennebec Cafeteria, 137 West 
Ocean Avenue, Long Beach, is making 
special preparations to furnish good 
meals to the club women at the Los 
Angeles District Convention. 

Mrs. John S. Flannery, president of the 
Marketing Club of Pittsburg, is urging the 
congressman from' that district to push the 
bill now before congress providing that no 
foodstuffs may be held in storage more 
than three months. 

Mrs. Elmer Blair of New York, long 
identified with the club health move- 
ment and now a member of the Public 
Health Council of the New York State 
Department of Health, by appoint- 
ment of the Governor, is the new Gen- 
eral Federation Chairman of Health. 

The Woman's Club of Minneapolis, 
limited to 650 members, with a long 
waiting list, was organized for "pub- 
lic service" chiefly. In addition to 
owning its beautiful club house it is 
just completing a "little theater," con- 
necting with the club house, the the- 
ater to serve as an assembly hall as 
well as for dramatic purposes. 

Historical slides of American Art, prop- 
erty of the General Federation Traveling 
Exhibit, will be available for rental by clubs 
by the middle of March. Clubs wishing in- 
formation may apply to Mrs. Howard T. 
Willson, chairman, Virden, Illinois. 

By Ruby Archer Doud 

Where women met, at olden teas, 
And there were gossip, hot dissent. 
And flush of pain and malcontent. 

Dear Marjory could always ease 
The pressure of vortexual will 
To wider ways, serene and still. 

With gracious tact — the sweetest yet — 

Where women met. 

Now greater issues cause turmoil. 
Or mightier programs run awry. 
Where parliamentary waves run high. 

Dear Marjory's busy pouring oil. 
She shows the oneness of the end, 

She is the sweetest of the sweet, 

She smiles, and lo! the factions blend. 

Where women meet. 

A public welfare board, composed entire- 
ty of women, has been appointed by the 
mayor of San Ditgo, Cal. Of course most 
of them are club women, but the settle- 
ments and visiting nurses' clubs are also 
represented on the board. The work of 
the commission will be along the lines of 
city housekeeping. 

Hastings, Nebraska, club women have 
established a home for old people and 
named it "Sunnyside," which has been 
placed on a self-supporting basis. They 
have succeeded in interesting business men 
and the board of county supervisors. 

One of the most advanced laws passed 
by the last Missouri Legislature was the 
abolishing all tuition fees for persons more 
than twenty years of age and enables school 
boards to help educate adults ambitious to 

The California Inland Waterways Con- 
gress will convene at the Exposition Audi- 
torium March 25, 26 and 27, and may be the 
most important convention of its kind that 
has ever assembled on the Pacific Coast. 
The President of the United States, mem- 
bers of his Cabinet, and others of national 
and state renown will undoubtedly partici- 

Miss Agnes L. Peterson, superin- 
tendent of the Bureau of Women and 
Children, Department of Labor and 
Industries, St. Paul, makes the recom- 
mendation that each State Federation 
take the initiative and see to it that for 
every 25,000 women employed in the 
industries of their respective State at 
least one woman inspector be provided. 

Elameba anb San Joaquin 

FedoraCiorxdr V^omeni" 
C 1 u b X 






Complaint has been made to THE 
CLUBWOMAN that advertising so- 
licitors of other woman's publications 
are alleged to be representing that 
there is more than one OFFICIAL 

We wish to state that there is only 
one magazine which has the right to 
represent itself as THE OFFICIAL 
ORGAN of The Federation— that is 
THE CLUBWOMAN. No other mag- 
azine is IN ANY WAY connected 
CLUBWOMAN is the only magazine 
which gives official STATE FEDE- 
RATION news, and is the only maga- 
zine in the state which gets THE 
Other magazines can only copy. 

The magazine for club women to 
support first of all, is their own OFFI- 
MAN. Advertisers will find it to their 
advantage to use our advertising sec- 
tion to place their wares before women 
^who are the BUYERS. Advertisers 
who use our pages are always bene- 

Advertisers REMEMBER— there is 
only one California Federation Maga- 

(State Chairman of Press). 


The Clubwoman 

Official organ of the California Federation of Women's Clubs 

Published Monthly in Los Angeles. Editorial Address P. O. Box 1066 

Business Office 920 Black Bldg. Tel. Fn78 

Subscription Price, One Dollar the Year. Ten Cents the Copy 

On Sale at Hotels and Newstands 

E. M. SMITH, Editor and Publisher 

MRS. HAINES REED, Federation Editor 

1966 Carmen Ave. Tel. Hollywood 2378 

Matter for Miss Smith must be sent to P. O. Box 1066. 

Entered at the Los Angeles postoffice as second-class matter 


Frontispiece — Mrs. W .E. Colby 3 

Mrs. H. G. Drew 5 

Editorial 6 

Ideals of San Joaquin Convention ; Mrs. Leslie A. Ferris 7 

Gleanings From San Joaquin District Reports 8 

\\'omen in Politics ; Mrs. S. L. Wiley 9 

Imperial Holds Meeting 9 

Extension Work ; Dr. Ira \\'. Howerth 10 

"Hostess" \^iewpoint ; Airs. John H. Arthur 11 

Greetings Extended to Alameda 12 

Influence of Art and Literature ; Professor Maria Sanford 13 

Alameda District Report ; Mrs. A\'. E. Colby 14 

Clubs in PoHtics 14 

Hospitality Extended ; Mrs. Richard G. Boone 15 

True Internationalism 15 

Biennial Council 16 

Phases of Country Life : Miss Lillian D. Clark 17 

Convention Hotel Data ; Miss Jennie Partridge 18 

"Local Board" News; Mrs. D. J. MacMaster ' 19 

Carlotta Club Organizes ; Mrs. Lillian R. Monroe 19 

Woman's Supreme Task (Continued) 20 

La Jolla \\'oman's Club ; Mrs. Sarah Taylor 25 

The W^oman "Lobbyist" : Marguerite Ogden 25 

State Board Meeting 26 

District News 28-32 


Superior Service 

to the 



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The Saint — 

-Excels any other train to San Francisco. 
Leaves here at 5 :00 p. m. daily. 
Santa Fe City Office, 334 S. Spring St. 

Phone any time day or night 605 1 7, Main 738 


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Qo to a Higfa-Class Establishment 
CHRISTOPHER'S name has stood for 
Quality — these many years. We are 
pleased to give estimates. 





• 531 

President Alameda District 

Hotel Virginia, Long Beach 

Location, Elegance and Refinement have given the Virginia world-famous distinc- 
tion. A hotel where comfort is of first importance. The center of social activities. 
Operated on the American Plan. Absolutely Fireproof. Countless diversions. Auto 
boulevard direct from Los Angeles. Write for booklet. 



Soft Water for Particular People 

Banish hard water from your home. Why? 

Hard water ruins the hair, skin, complexion. 

Hard water injures the health, causes gout. 

Hardening of the arteries Eu^ses from hard water lime. 

Keep your skin velvety with, soft as rain, PERMUTIT WATER. 

Attached to house water pipe softens entire house supply. 

Softens hardest water by simple filtration. 

No chemicals. No compounds. No heat. No electricity. 

Used throughout Biltmore Hotel, New York. 

Come and see it at the Metropolitan Exhibit. 

METROPOLITAN BUILDING, Broadway and Fifth Street, Los Angeles. 

F. H. Cowles 

Pacific Coast Sales Agent for the Permutit Co. of New York 


First Vice-President San Joaquin District 

Acting President at District Convention 

The Clubwoman 


MARCH, 1915 

NO. 16 

General and State Federation news published in the Clubwoman is officiaL Com- 
munications intended for either department must reach the Federation Editor, P. O. Box 
1066, by the twentieth day of each month in order to insure publication in the next issue 
of the magazine. 

Ebitoxial • 

This issue of The Clubwoman is de- 
voted to two conventions — The Ala- 
meda and the San Joaquin. Copy for 
this issue was forwarded by JNIrs. Rich- 
ard G. Boone, special Convention Press 
Chairman for Alameda, whose report 
is most commendatory ; and by Mrs. 
Leslie A. Ferris, our San Joaquin Dis- 
trict Press Chairman, who has sent the 
most complete convention report that 
San Joaquin District has ever had. 

Mrs. Ferris is an experienced news- 
paper woman and clubwoman and sent 
her material in the compact, complete 

form which is second nature to the 
trained press woman. We congratu- 
late her on her efficiency and her ines- 
timable aid in the absence of the State 
Press Chairman. We congratulate 
Alameda on the selection of Mrs. 
Boone, who has given us such a fine 
convention report. 

Watch next month for the report of 
the Los Angeles District Convention 
held in Long Beach, March 2-5 — the 
best convention that District has ever 


Officers elected for the San Joaquin 
District are: President, Mrs. A. B. 
Armstrong, Fowler; First Vice-Presi- 
dent, Mrs. Lorraine P. Guiberson, 
Taft; Second Vice-President, Mrs. 
George L. Hobbs, Dinuba ; Third Vice- 
President, Mrs. D. A. Leonard, Dos 
Palos ; Fourth Vice-President, Mrs. 
Leslie Ferris, Modesto ; Recording Sec- 
retary, Mrs. John Arthur, Selma ; Cor- 
responding Secretary, Mrs. J. E. F. Ed- 
wards, Fresno ; Treasurer, Mrs. Har- 
riet Byron, Riverdale ; Auditor, Mrs. 
Edwin Ross, Parlier. 

In electing four vice-presidents, the 
convention followed the practical sug- 
gestion of the president-elect, Mrs. 
Armstrong. The San Joaquin District 
extends from Modesto to Bakersfield, 
and it is impossible for the president to 
visit the clubs of the district as often 
as they desire or need. The vice-presi- 
dents have been chosen from the ex- 

tremes of the district and will stand 
ready to visit the clubs of their districts 
whenever wanted. By such frequent 
visits the Federation will be kept alive 
and interesting, and it is likely that 
many clubs will wish to federate. 


Newly elected officers of Alameda 
District are : Mrs. Fisher R. Clarke, 
of Stockton, District President; Mrs. 
Lucian Langworthy, Vice-President; 
Mrs. Henry Rosenthal, Recording Sec- 
retary ; j\Irs. George Finkenbohner, 
Corresponding Secretary; Mrs. L. G. 
Leonard, Treasurer; Mesdames John 
Montgomery and Claude Leech, Audi- 
tors; Mrs. W. E. Colby, State Chair- 
man Nominating Committee ; Mrs. C. 
M. Allen, Chairman of Resolutions 
Committee; and Mrs. L. Hadley, 
Chairman Committee on Credentials. 



Mrs. Leslie A. Fen'is, Press Chairman 

"He most li\es 

Who thinks most, feels the noblest. 
Acts the best." 

The clubwoman who lives not for her 
club, but for the service that she may 
render of her own power or through 
the club — perhaps that was the ideal 
carried home by San Joaquin ^'alley 
women from the eighteenth annual 
District Convention held at Selma, 
February 11-L\ 

More than ever before, this, the old- 
est district, portrayed the fine strength 
of its members, women who stand four- 
square to the needs of their homes first, 
and then to the needs of their commu- 
nities and the State, of which they are 
proud to be citizens. Every report, 
written or oral, breathed a spirit of re- 
sponsibility, of desire that every mo- 
ment of human endeavor may make life 
its fullest and richest because of having 
realized true co-operation and united 
service for all forms of domestic and 
public welfare. 

The opening session of the conven- 
tion was marked b}^ a double regret, 
the absence of the District President, 
Mrs. Harry A. Bates, who was con- 
fined to her home at Modesto by quar- 
antine for scarlet fever ; and the ab- 
sence of Mrs. Lillian Pray-Palmer, the 
State President, whom manv' of the del- 
egates had anticipated meeting for the 
first time. Mrs. Palmer was detained 
because of impaired railwa}^ service 
caused by the stonn. 

In the absence of Mrs. Bates, the 
First Vice-President, Mrs. H. G. Drew, 
of one of the hostess clubs, assumed 
active direction of the convention, very 
shortly before the opening date, and on 

her devolved all details of preparation, 
as well as those of presiding officer of 
the sessions. She rose to the occasion 
with the grace and strength of a thor- 
ough gentlewoman and clubwoman and 
proved her adaptability and perfect 
good natm-e. Mrs. Drew was most 
ably seconded by Mrs. S. L. Wiley, a 
past president and a general favorite 
of the district. A resolvition of thanks 
was voted Mrs. Wiley at the close of 
the convention in appreciation of her 

A remarkable feature of reports from 
various clubs was the work that is be- 
ing accomplished by the small clubs 
and rural clubs. A number have de- 
voted themselves entirely to civic im- 
provements. In addition to this a sur- 
prising number of country clubs have 
recently come to own their club homes. 

Of 39 clubs of the Federation, repre- 
sentatives of 31 were present. Nearly 
100 delegates and a large number of 
visitors were present at each session. 
Two State Chairmen. Mrs. \\'illiani 
Borchers, Necrology, and Mrs. Frank 
Gtiiberson, Federation Emblem, were 
present. It was a commonly expressed 
regret that it was impossible for oth- 
ers to come, since so much of inspira- 
tion may be gained from their mes- 

It was a joy to be there, and to carry 
back to the clubs a word of hope for 
greater achievements during 1915. It 
was a joy, too, to be a clubwoman of 
the San Joaquin Valley, and to be an 
active member of its corps of workers 
for continued prosperity and happiness, 
and increased usefulness to human- 
kind iluriiig the ensuing vear. 

The Orosi Improvement Club. org,inized 
one ye,ir. has 117 members, has secured a 
replatting of the townsite. and has induced 
property owners to plant trees uniformly 
throughout the town and vicinity. 

The Sanger Improvement Club was given 
a banquet by the Sanger Chamber of Com- 
merce in January. The object of the Cham- 
ber was to encourage the women in their 
work of civic improvement. 




Dr. Mary Butin, Public Health 
Every club in the district should have a 
department of health. In the Health Ex- 
hibit at the Panama-Pacific Exposition there 
will be held a most won'derful demonstra- 
tion on the care of health, including the 
most approved methods in Child Welfare 
Work. The Eugenic Exhibit is worth vis- 

Mrs. George L. Warlow, Home Econoniics 

It is my pleasure to report a second year 
of great interest throughout the district in 
Home Economics. Practically every club 
has done active work and many have de- 
voted several days to programs. All clubs 
should realize that Home Economics in- 
cludes more than cooking. 

Miss Jennie Dore, Necrology 

The San Joaquin district has lost by 
death eight members during the last j'ear: 
Mrs. Robert B. Hoag, Hanford; Mrs. Emma 
Potter, Lemoore; Mrs. F. M. Lane. Fresno; 
Mrs. Flarriet Nye Davis. Fowler; Mrs. 
Frank Rice, Mrs. J. W. Webb, and Mrs. 
Chloe Ann Zander, Modesto; Mrs. C. A. 

I recommend to the State Chairman for 
the Honorary list the following names: 
Mrs. J. W. Webb, life member of the Mo- 
desto Improvement Club, and Mrs. Zander 
of the same club, who was one of its most 
helpful members, and Mrs. F. M. Lane, at 
one time president of the Leisure Hour 
Club of Fresno. 

Mrs. S. L. Piatt, University Club House 

The object of this department is the bet- 
terment of housing conditions for our 
students at the University of California. 
Eight clubs of the district have made con- 
tributions during the year, but the total is 
far below what we need. 

Mrs. A. S. Taylor, Education 

This department has sent to each club in 
the district suggestive outlines for programs 
on recreation, vocational education, health, 
hygiene and social service. Club women 
may help to bring about educational evolu- 
tion by using their influence and means to 
make supervision general. 

Miss Corda Stone, Peace 

Peace programs have been given in the 

majority of clubs in the district. Much has 

been accomplished in the courses of reading 

on Peace, which several clubs have pursued. 

Mrs. Leslie Ferris, Press 

If you are an up-to-date citizen you read 
your daily newspaper to be properly in- 
formed of the variety of activities of inter- 
est to the world at large. If you are an 
up-to-date, enthusiastic club woman you 
must read your official magazine, which con- 
tains the official news of California Federa- 

Mrs. George Weishar, Music 

Let us have in all localities an apprecia- 
tion of local musicians. There would be 
little music if it were left all to the stars. 
Clubs should study California composers. 
Why can we not have a Federation song 
to be sung by a Federation chorus at every 
meeting of the district? It would promote 
loyalty and enthusiasm. 


Less than a year ago a few members 
of the Welters Colony Club, near 
Fresno, met to see what could be done 
to revive the club, which lay near to 
death's door. Finding eighty-five cents 
in the treasury, and no constitution and 
by-laws, the club reorganized, ap- 
pointed a committee to draft a consti- 
tution, started a building fund with the 
pennies in hand, and decided then and 
there to build a Community House. 

The House, well named and well 
planned to fill its place in the rural dis- 
trict, was dedicated in January. The 
site cost the club nothing, for it was 
a corner of a large school ground. The 
building was erected at a cost of $600, 
raised by popular subscriptions and en- 
tertainments. The Community House 
will be used as a civic and social center 
for all gatherings of general interest to 
the colony as well as for club meetings. 

The Wolters - Colon}' Club is the 
"Baby Club" of the San Joaquin Fed- 

The Parlor Lecture Club of Fresno, the 
largest in the district, has interested itself 
in providing work for the unemployed. 


Mrs. S. L. Wiley, Past President 

It is a great task for the Federated 
■clubs — this attempt to understand the 
mysteries of politics. Education is the 
quickest and surest solution of the 
problem of political issues. The women 
of an enfranchised State should stand 
squarely before the issues that concern 
the people. To declare yourself neutral 
in politics is to confess a lack of educa- 
tion. The educated woman must know 
what her State stands for, and what is 
the trend of eyents. 

Life is not all made up of intelligence, 
for into life enters will and conscience, 
the ability to know right from wrong 
and the power to resist wrong. Eyerj- 
club has its function in deyeloping our 
great State society, and we cannot 
throw the responsibility on a few. The 
moral growth and the moral power of 
a club is certainly not inferior to other 
societies. Every club is a working 
force and out of some haye come spirit- 
ual forces. 

We haye dealt too long in futures 
and not enough in the now. But the 
tide has turned, and new political con- 
ditions provide women with a wonder- 
ful opportunity for public service. The 
new work of becoming a good citizen 
is very fascinating and necessary, and 
clubs must give education in this direc- 
tion, for the mothering spirit is as nec- 
essary as the fathering spirit in up- 
building of the State as well as the 

The ideal woman in poetry and fic- 
tion is represented in her own home, 
spreading a bright influence as mother. 
It is an ideal which does not include 
the whole of woman's life, because true 
ideals are always expanding. \\'oman 
is a human being as well as a woman, 
and must have duties as a human out- 
side her home circle. 

^Ve cannot shut out from view the 
fact that, within the knowledge of all, 
public health and public morals and 
public safety are of paramount inter- 
est to all clubs, or that our clubs are 

to be considered as moral persons, hav- 
ing a public will capable and free to 
do right and wrong, and are governed 
by the same binding laws of right 
thinking as those which control the in- 
dividual in private life. 

We cannot halt ; we must go forward 
to our land of promise, or leave our 
bones to bleach in the wilderness of 
lost opportunity. 


The entire report of the splendid con- 
vention of the Imperial County Feder- 
ation would need half a magazine issue, 
so replete with Federation spirit and 
news, was this remarkable all-day 
meeting held in Calexico, February 5. 
Mrs. J. R. Stevenson presided. 

Mrs. W. S. Fawcett gave the report 
on revision of County Federation By- 
Laws. The following amendments 
were adopted: Rotation of the oriice 
of President to be as follows: El Cen- 
tro, Brawley, Calexico, Imperial, Holt- 
ville, Heber, Calipatria. No club 
should have the presidency until it had 
been a member of the county organiza- 
tion at least two years. 

The voting body, which was made 
up of five delegates from each club, 
will be augmented by presidents of all 
clubs, chairmen of standing county 
committees, and district and state 
officers residing in the county. 

Officers elected at the annual meet- 
ing in February shall begin the active 
duties of their offices at the annual con- 
ference meeting, the third Saturday in 
October. It shall be unconstitutional 
for any officer to hold office for two 
consecutive years. 

New officers of the Federation are : 
Mrs. Vaughn Francis, Holtville, Presi- 
dent ; Mrs. Charles Turner, Calexico, 
Vice-President; ]\Irs. Eugene Le 
Baron, Brawley, Recording Secretary ; 
Mrs. J. Karl Fahring, Holtville, Cor- 
responding Secretary; Mrs. C. J. Ritz, 
El Centre, Treasurer ; Mrs. L. A. Bar- 
num, Heber, Auditor. 




Dr. Ira W. Howerth, Berkeley University 

The University of California is en- 
deavoring to increase its usefulness to 
the State, through University Exten- 
sion. Knowledge is valuable only as it 
is scattered abroad. The object of the 
University is to pass forward knowl- 
edge accumulated. We work for the 
benefit of the people who cannot attend 
the University. 

The lecture bureau utilizes members 
of the faculty by sending them to all 
parts of the State in establishing lec- 
ture courses. The Bureau of Corre- 
spondence Instruction has 3,000 stu- 
dents enrolled, including men in mines, 
women on farms, inmates of San Quen- 
tin, and hundreds of men in various oc- 
cupations. Two hundred courses are 

The Bureau of Class Instruction 
gives classes who unite under an in- 
structor from the University, thus ef- 
fecting economy of time and energy. 
This department has 1,500 students en- 
rolled. The Bureau of Public Discus- 
sion provides high school clubs and 
societies material for any subject of re- 
search desired. This Bureau has or- 
ganized a State high school debating 

The Bureau of Municipal Reference 
renders assistance to municipalities in 
any line desirable, from the building of 
a town hall to the systematic planting 
of trees. The extension division stands 
ready and anxious to be of aid to any 
club or club woman of California. 

"We have five Bureaus. The Bureau 
of Correspondence Instruction sends 
out questions to centers with instruc- 
tions to answer these and return a 
duplicate copy, which is examined and 
corrected by an instructor. By this 
means we are reaching out even into 
the lumber camps and into the mines, 
and some 2000 are enrolled. These 
courses cost $5 in classes. 

"A Bureau of Public Discussion is 
for those centers where there is a de- 
sire to enter on public debates. The 
Bureau of Municipal Reference is an 

exchange of information. Questions 
are answered by this bureau, to extend 
information on matters of municipal 

"The next step will be to open a 
Bureau of Visual Instruction, which 
will include a large collection of slides, 
maps, pictures, which will be sent out 
free, with the exception of the trans- 
portation charges to high schools." 


The Travelers' Aid work in the San 
Joaquin Valley has been very thor- 
oughly organized with Fresno as a cen- 
ter. Practically every club in the Fed- 
eration has contributed to the fund for 
the work, and clubs on the railroads 
have appointed from their quota of 
numbers two responsible women as 
volunteers to meet incoming trains on 
receipt of telegram or telephone from 
Fresno or San Francisco. These 
women will take in charge any girl 
sent to them, until she reaches her des- 
tination or place of employment. Clubs 
have been asked to appoint a commit- 
tee to look into possible openings for 
girls and to send in, from time to time, 
lists of guaranteed places. The work 
of organization in Fresno is in charge 
of the Y. W. C. A. 


Invitations for the 1915 district con- 
vention were received from the Wom- 
an's Club of Bakersfield and the 
Woman's Improvement Club of Mer- 
ced. The invitations were presented to 
the convention too late for action by 
the convention body, and the matter of 
decision was left to the district board. 
The convention dates have been 
changed to the former time of meeting, 
the first week of April. 

Corona Club of San Francisco will wel- 
come all visiting clubwomen the second and 
fourth Thursday afternoons during Expo- 
sition months, at 536 Sutter street, present- 
ing programs of unusual interest. Mrs. E. 
D. Knight is president. 




The Federation Luncheon has come 
to be one of the most pleasant features 
of the convention. That given this 
year by the hostess clubs, Selma 
Wednesday Literary Club, Woman's 
Improvement Club of Selma, Walnut 
Improvement Club, and East Side 
Country Club, added another pleasant 
memory to a long list already to the 
credit of the Federation. The Lunch- 
eon tables, their violets and jonquils 
breathing of Spring, filled the dining 
room of the Methodist Episcopal 

Mrs. Edwin Ross, of the East Side 
Club, presided as toastmistress, propos- 
ing her toasts in clever rhyme. Those 
who responded were: Mrs. A. B. Arm- 
strong, "Reminiscences of Valley Fed- 
erations ;" Mrs. S. L. Wiley, "Selma;" 
Mrs. Frank Guiberson, "California 
Clubs, 1925;" Mrs. W. P. Miller, 
"Woman's Duty;" Mrs. H. G. Drew, 
"Our Honored Guests;" Mrs. Joel 
Smith, in song, "I Love You, Califor- 

The annual reception was held the 
first evening of the convention, in the 
auditorium of the church, at the con- 
clusion of the program. It was infor- 
mal and most enjoyable. Everyone in- 
troduced herself to her neighbor, and 
many club reminiscences were ex- 

The concluding social affair was the 
Japanese Tea at the beautiful country 
home of Mrs. Edwin Ross, where the 
visitors were taken in automobiles, 
through peach orchards and vineyards. 
The ladies of the East Side Club re- 
ceived the delegates in true Japanese 
style, but the hospitality dispensed was 
truly American. 

For genuine sociability, in all the 
good word means, the "story woman" 
refers the clubs of California to the 
Selma club women. 

Mrs. John H. Arthur 

What has the Convention of the Fed- 
eration of the San Joaquin Valley Dis- 
trict brought to the hostess' city? 
What has it left its people? 

The four clubs, the East Side Coun- 
try, the Walnut Improvement, the 
Wednesday Literary and the Woman's 
Improvement of Selma, which united 
to act as "hostess," have, with their 
100 or more active members, been 
brought closer together. 

Mutual interest grew into acquaint- 
ance, and mere acquaintance into ap- 
preciative friendliness. Unknown abil- 
ities, capabilities and talents were dis- 
covered which can be called into activ- 
ity in work yet to be done. In offering 
cordial hospitality, as is always true, 
more was received than given. Per- 
haps there were not so many "words of 
wisdom" spoken as at some conven- 
tions, for we sadly missed our State 
President, our District President and 
many chairmen of important depart- 
ments who could have given us valu- 
able information and helpful counsel. 
But, while the spoken is more forceful 
than the written word, we may find 
our "wisdom" all in print if we will 

There was in full measure the inter- 
change of ideas and enthusiasms 
among the members of the 34 clubs 
whose delegates were in attendance, a 
real comradeship and mutual respect 
for the work of others and a feeling 
that each group is a vital part of the 
State Federation. The guests are gone, 
but have left behind for our blessing a 
broader sympathy, a clearer outlook, 
and a longing that we, too, may find 
our work and so be useful to the world. 

The West Park Thursday Club maintains 
a dollar fund, each member earning a dollar 
during her vacation and telling how she 
earned it. 

The Laton Progressive Club is consider- 
ing changing its name, because so many 
understand it to be named for the political 
party. The club w^as started before the 
party was originated. However, it has en- 
gaged in political activity. A registration 
and a political talk-fest were given last fall. 



Among the interesting features of 
the Alameda convention were the 
greetings of two popular visiting Dis- 
trict Presidents, a Past President of 
Federation, and others. 

I bring greetings from nineteen 
counties. The women of this district 
have caught the broader meaning of 
club life and are working to.ward it 
most effectively. They are not content 
with the mere doing of things, but with 
activities that insure growth. We turn 
naturally then to our club for co-oper- 
ative efifort for the good and service of 
the community. It adds to efficiency 
in the work we are trying to accom- 
pHsh. MRS. A. F. JONES. 

President Northern District. 

Where Women's Clubs are most 
active there you find good milk, clean 
streets, and better home life. A 
Woman's Club, if it be conducted prop- 
erly, is one of the moral and refining 
influences in a community. A club that 
is purely social, with no civic spirit, 
where activities do not extend beyond 
the walls of the club house walls, could 
not hope to exert an influence that 
would be felt by the people at large. 
Such clubs are few and those devoted 
to serious activities are many. 

President San Francisco District. 

I bring a message, not from one sec- 
tion to another, but from one group of 
women to another. "The seed of the 
woman shall bruise the serpent's head." 
Whenever women unite they can crush 
the serpent of ignorance, brutality, war, 
or whatever the evil may be. Let us 
then clasp hands across the Tehachipi, 
for in unity there is strength. 

Past State President. 

is to the clubs what the business head is 
to the home. A correct understanding 
of parliamentary law facilitates the 
business of an organization instead of 
retarding it. Every woman who wishes 
to be of service to her club, her church, 
or in gatherings, either large or small, 
should have correct knowledge of par- 
liamentary law, and she should make it 
her servant, not her master. Women 
ride my hobby for awhile, and I assure 
you that the pace is moderate and the 
road smooth. 

(Read by Mrs. Emily Hoppin). 

The appreciation of what we are do- 
ing for the women in the rural districts 
is a reward for all energy expended. I 
think there are few people, who have 
been reared in towns and cities, who 
can know how eager rural women are, 
without going among them as I do. 
Aside from churches, these clubs offer 
almost the sole means of neighborhood 
intellectual intercourse. 

State Chairman of Country Life. 

If you want to test the loyalty of 
your members in clubs, build a club 
house. The thread and woof of our 
plans were the enthusiasm of our mem- 
bers. They gave money in a generous 
way, so far as they were able. They 
entered into the spirit of doing and 
planning, and it was an inspiration to 
work with them. We have found, too, 
that within the clubs, whatever work 
they take up, they show a like devotion 
and enthusiastic spirit. 

Of the Home Association. 

Things should always be done de- 
cently and in order, whether it be in the 
honje or the club. Parliamentary law 

The Domestic Science department of the 
Coalinga Woman's Club meets twice each 
month in the domestic science room of the 
high school for a lesson from a competent 



Professor Maria Sanford 


Of all studies there is none that so 
enlarges the heart and fills the soul as 
art and literature. Not all the finest 
pieces of art are in buildings and mu- 
seums. We have them all around us, 
sometimes right at our doors, though 
we do not always know it. God keeps 
an open gallery all the time, and a 
blessing it is to those who cannot buy 
works of art for themselves. 

Be honest in your estimate of a bit 
of art. Do not say you enjoy it if you 
do not. Teach your children to do the 
same. When people hang pictures 
upon their own walls, they have not 
done their full duty. It is only a small 
per cent of our population that can pos- 
sess beautiful paintings. People who 
can should help their communities to 
provide the best in' art, so the masses 
can see and enjoy. 

Surround the youth of our land with 
good art, good music and good liter- 
ature, and it will influence the charac- 
ter for better living. We must include 
under art : Music, poetry, sculpture and 
architecture. Music is often defined as 
liquid beauty ; sculpture as solid 
beauty; sculpture also, as chrystalized 


Resolutions adopted at the Alameda 
District Convention included : Bill 937, 
appropriating $10,000 for the John 
Muir Trail from Mt. Whitney to the 
Yosemite ; Women's Peace Petition to 
all crowned heads of Europe to end the 
war; the Waterways Bill; appropriat- 
ing money for University Extension ; 
Bill 455, to provide for a State Art 
Commission ; Bill 1408, to prevent the 
killing of meadow larks, robins and 
blackbirds ; Bill 1442, to prevent the 
sale and shipment of game in the fourth 
Eish and Game District of the State ; 
and Alameda County bond issue for 
the Panama-Pacific Exposition ; and 
the five bills endorsed by the Women's 
Legislative Council of California, in- 

music. To understand any piece of art 
one must believe in it. I am sure that 
we do not realize the value of music. 
We should cultivate in our youth a 
taste for good music, and not waste 
time on anything but the best. Always 
keep the best before a child and he 
will never want the inferior. 

Our architecture in America is not 
always good, but better than it was 30 
years ago. There is still room for im- 
provement. Our churches and busi- 
ness blocks could be improved, and 
should be. 

Literature in beaut}^ of form and 
richness of thought should be pre- 
served with as much care as our paint- 
ings. Yea more, as it is through liter- 
ature, by means of some gifted one, we 
read the thoughts and actions of a na- 
tion, their history in short, which we 
call poetry and prose. 

[Prof. Sanford is an aged woman of rare 
ability and unusual culture. She quoted ex- 
tensively from both poets and prose writers. 
She has a remarkably clear voice and can 
make herself heard by a large audience. She 
is alert in mind and body, and has a charm- 
ing personality. She was at one time Pro- 
fessor in the University of Minnesota.] 

eluding Birth Registration, Home 
Teacher's Bill, Compulsory Education 
Bill, Child Labor Bill, and Women on 

In the discussion of "The Problem 
of the Unemployed," Mr. J. Vance 
Thompson made a plea before the Ala- 
meda District Convention for the es- 
tablishment of free labor bureaus in 
the United States. Like other ques- 
tions that have been discussed, this 
question is international, and he asked 
the women of the convention to give it 
their serious thought. 

Lodi was chosen for the next meet- 
ing place of the Alameda District Con- 



Mrs. W. E. Colby, District President 

In closing this, my second year of 
service as President of the Alameda 
District, C. F. W. C, I would express 
my appreciation of the spirit of co- 
operation, of true friendliness, which 
has pervaded the District, and which 
has made possible anything of accom- 
plishment which stands to our credit. 
I would pay a deserved tribute to the 
officers who have worked so loyally, 
faithfully and successfully with me. 
To mention those who have been of 
the greatest help would be to begin at 
the top and call the roll. Each has 
filled her place, and filled it well. 

The friendships made among the 
club women during these two years 
and the joy and inspiration which I 
have gained from the service, has more 
than repaid for the work, which has 
been at times most arduous. There are, 
as the result of my experience, certain 
recommendations that I would make to 
my successor; 

Each Chairman should ascertain, at 
the beginning of her term of office, 
what clubs are interested in her sub- 
ject, and desire to receive her commu- 
nications. To spend time and money 
on sending data on "the housing ques- 
tion" to a club interested solely in 
music, is, to say the least, inefficient. 
If the clubs received material from 
those departments alone, in which they 
are interested, such material would re- 
ceive a more enthusiasti cwelcome than 
it does now. 

Each club should have a Federation 
Secretary, on the same principle that 
the State has a General Federation Sec- 
retary, who receives all communica- 
tions from the General Federation to 
the State Federation. This Secretary 
should be the link between the Club 
and the District, having no other 
duties than those of receiving and an- 
swering letters from the District 
Chairman. If this recommendation 
were adopted our Chairmen would no 
longer complain of the indififerent re- 
sponse made by the clubs to their let- 

Reciprocity Days should be a prom- 
inent feature of the District work. 
Clubs suitably situated in outlying cen- 
ters should be urged and encouraged to 
hold these days. They will do more 
than anything else to promote the work 
of the District. 

I submit this with a renewed ex- 
pression of appreciation of your cour- 
tesy to me. For my successor I can 
wish nothing better than the same loy- 
alty shown me. 


In the discussion at the Alameda 
District Convention, "Shall Clubs 
Take Part in Political Activities?" 
Mrs. Charles Spinks, the first speaker, 
declared the time was coming when we 
would have to use something that was 
more effective than the remedial meas- 
ures that have been so long discussed 
in Women's Clubs. We must have the 
preventive means as well ; and this im- 
plies politics. It is not politics, but 
political manipulation that is unclean. 
Politics defiled, is sending the nations 
of Europe to the battle field ; politics 
consecrated, is keeping the dove of 
peace hovering over the White House. 

Mrs. Lillian Pra)' Palmer said : The 
one great danger that would face the 
Women's Clubs in participating in po- 
litical activities would be political in- 
trigue in the legislature and elsewhere. 
There would be attempts, no doubt. 
But I have faith in the women of the 
State ; and in bringing this question 
before the Clubs I believe some right 
conclusion will be reached. 

Mrs. Emily Hoppin said, as a gen- 
eral thing when women find that in- 
trigue is being tried, they may be as- 
sured that is the signal for the defeat 
of any measure. 

Mrs. R. O. Moody believes that if we 
we take part in politics in a sane way, 
which would seem the right way, it 
could not be productive of anything 
but good. 



Mrs. Richard G. Boone 

Special Press Chairman 

A sumptuous banquet was provided 
for the visiting members of the conven- 
tion Thursday evening at 6:30, fol- 
lowed by a reception to the District 
officers. One hundred forty - four 
were seated at the small tables, with 
Mrs. W. E. Colby as toastmistress. 
The program consisted of four greet- 
ings, interspersed with enjoyable music 
by Mrs. J. Elmer Morrish, of Berkeley, 
accompanied by Miss Gaut. 

Mrs. J. W. Orr, past State President, 
was the first speaker. She said she 
was gently lowered from the ship of 
state, last j-ear at Riverside, and was 
now buried in the cold, cold waters of 
oblivion. While always desiring pleas- 
ure and profit from a wide association 
with the women of her own State, and 
from other States as well, it was with a 
feeling of relief that the work of the 
Federation had been transferred into 
other hands. 

Miss Jessica Lee Briggs of the Local 
Board of the State Convention for 1915, 
set forth in rhyme her appeal for the 
women to attend the sessions which 
are to be held in San Francisco May 
17-22. She described the features of 
the Exposition that could be seen, de- 
claring that everything from fishes to 
leaves in these days is holding conven- 
tions and that it will help "to take the 
queerness out of you, and the queer- 
ness out of me." 

Mrs. J. C. Lynch, a past President of 
the District, gave a humorous and en- 
joyable talk on the "Down and Outs." 
Although branded as a "Down and 
Out," she did not think it was so bad 
after all to miss one's picture from the 
morning paper, as it was rarely recog- 
nized anyway. She had appropriate 
stories for the occasion and showed 
more the optimism of youth than the 
gravity of the experienced member and 
one-time officer of the Federation. 

Mrs. E. G. Denniston of the General 
Federation gave the closing toast, a 
serious appeal to the women to avail 
themselves of the advantages of the or- 


Mrs. May Wright Sewall, of Indian- 
apolis, Ind., in a very spirited address 
on "True Internationalism," found a 
ready response from the Alameda Con- 
vention. She said : 

"Before one can be a True Interna- 
tionalist one must be a true National- 
ist, full of patriotic pride for one's own 
land. Our republic draws its life from 
many people and lands. The simplest 
dressed, and most democratic woman 
in this room is clothed with garments 
to which more than one country has 
contributed. We have appetites, which 
bountiful as your beautiful State is, 
California canont satisfy; all the world 
contributes to our larders ; our simple 
cup of tea comes from foreign lands. 
Physically we are already internation- 
alized ; intellectually we draw our in- 
formation from world sources. 

"The people of New England who 
are so self-complacent over the little 
group that came in the ship called the 
Mayflower, and the little group in Cali- 
fornia, equally complacent over the 
Forty-Niners, both draw from world 
life. What would we think of a news- 
paper that gave only State news. The 
glory of your Exposition in San Fran- 
cisco is not in its art, wonderful as it 
is, nor in its palaces, beautiful as they 
are ; but in the cosmopolitan humanity 
that finds expression there. 

"Our literature has its source in 
classic nations; our very blood is 
mixed. We are more than Dane, and 
Saxon, and Norman, as Tennyson sang. 
It is our glory that we are mixed blood 
internationalized. Commercially, too, 
we are internationalized. Big business 
knows no boundaries of continent or 

Mrs. Sewall has won an international 
name for herself in her work for uni- 
versal peace. There will convene, July 
4 in San Francisco, a Peace Congress, 
over which Mrs. Sewall will preside, 
representing 149 organizations in the 
United States and 43 foreign bodies 
which have pledged their support. 




The discussion as to whether the 
present district boundaries should be 
maintained, or county Hnes adopted, 
resulted in confirming the wish of the 
Alameda district that the lines remain 

Mrs. E. D. Knight favored the 
county plan, arguing that the county 
line was the logical one, the county the 
natural unit of federation, and that 
wherever it had been tried it was suc- 
cessful. She also noted that the move- 
ment for the county line was nation 
wide ; and it was only a question of 
time when this uniformity would be a 

Mrs. John Montgomery brought for- 
ward the difficulties of the county plan 
— that there were few clubs, that the 
members needed the inspiration that 
the District Convention gives to them, 
and that this wider connection is to 
them the essence of club life. The ma- 
jority of the speakers tavored district, 
not county boundaries, those from the 
smaller counties declaring they became 
tired of looking at each other, and wel- 
comed new faces. The motion to leave 
the boundaries as at present carried 
with enthusiasm. 


Mrs. George A. MuUin, 
San Francisco Chairman 

It is the aim of the Department of 
Library Information and Reciprocity 
to render, when called upon, as much 
assistance as possible, both to the City 
Clubs and the smaller out-of-town 
Clubs. To this end will your Club 
help us by mailing each month two 
copies of your Club Bulletin ; by send- 
ing, if you own your own Club House, 
copies of the floor plans and views of 
the exterior ; by mailing a typewritten 
copy of the best papers prepared and 
read before your club, so that other 
clubs may have the benefit of them ; by 
planning to have some part of a pro- 
gram during the year devoted to Reci- 
procity and Library Information. Mail 
a full report to me. 


The General Federation Mid-Bien- 
nial Council will meet at Portland, 
Oregon, June 1, 2, and 3. The Coun- 
cil Committee plans to make this a 
genuine Council, a gathering together 
for the purpose of canvassing the var- 
ious interests of our organization ; to 
give our General Federation Secretar- 
ies an opportunit}^ to be heard ; to lay 
stress on the tremendously significant 
Peace movement and woman's duty 

A questn n box is proposed and from 
it the women of the country will prob- 
ably hear some of the most important 
phases of our work presented, as for 
instance, "The Place of the Young 
Women in Club Life,'' "Club Exten- 
sion," "The Bureau of Information," 
"Revision of By-Laws," "Reorganiza- 
tion," "More Pubilicity.'' 

Mrs. Pennypacker will be on the 
Coast for several weeks visiting the 
State meetings of California, Wash- 
ington and Montana, and meeting with 
the women of several of the other 
western states. 

Write for reservations to Mrs. J. W. 
Tifift, 351 West Park Street, Portland. 
The Chairman of the Council Commit- 
tee is Mrs. William P. Harper, who is 
now at La Casa -Grande Hotel, Pasa- 


It has been decided by the Local 
Board that the State Convention head- 
quarters virill be at Hotel Bellevue, cor- 
ner of Geary and Taylor Streets, San 
Francisco — one block from Union 
Square. It is ten minutes by car to 
the Exposition. The hotel is com- 
modious and state delegates will be 
cared for in a commendatory way, it is 

The hotel has 300 rooms, all equip- 
ped with private baths and prices will 
be reasonable. More information will 
be E^^iven later. 




Miss Lillian D. Clark, State Chairmaui 

Having been asked to write of that 
which in the Country Life Work lies 
nearest my heart, my thought leaps at 
once to the many dear women in our 
country homes who have not yet 
learned to conserve their physical 
strength nor vitalize their mental life 
— in other words, to balance strength 
consumed by manual effort with 
strength consumed by brain activity. 
There is need for a re-dire<. ion of ef- 
fort. The steps preceding ytich re-di- 
rection are : Recognition of defects and 
acknowledgement thereof ; utilization 
of methods and resources of modern 
science ; the exercise of a teachal>le 
spirit. The three fields of re-direction 
are: Sanitation; labor saving devices; 
instruction in standardizing house- 

In study of sanitation should come a 
study of the location of the house in 
relation to drainage ; study of princi- 
ples and the construction of the septic 
tank for sewage disposal ; study of how 
and why to protect the water supply 
from contamination ; study the meth- 
ods and expense of installing a hot and 
cold water supply system in the house ; 
arrangement in the house of lavatory, 
bath tub and toilet; the necessity and 
reason for a lavatory on the back porch 
for the use of the men of the house- 
hold — the kitchen sink was never in- 
tended to serve this purpose. 

Mrs. Christine Fredrick has defined 
a labor saving device as a strength 
saver, time saver, labor saver and fuel 

The San Joaquin District Convention at 
Selma voted to take out 10 memberships in 
the Inland-Waterways Association, and ap- 
pointed these members as delegates to the 
Inland-Waterways Congress to convene in 
San Francisco March 23-25. The delegates 
are: Mrs. S. L. Wiley, Fresno; Mrs. Edwin 
Ross, Parlier; Mrs. E. C. Dozier, Modesto; 
Mrs. D. A. Leonard, Dos Palos; Mrs. A. C. 
Brown. Hanford; Mrs. C. E. Hare, Bakers- 
field; Mrs. McLean. Exeter; Mrs. Frank 
Johnson. Hardwick; Mrs. Albert Wilson. 

saver. All kitchen equipment should 
be devices that answer to this defini- 
tion. The principal of efficiency as ap- 
plied in the factories and the work- 
shops of the cities can and should be 
applied in the farmhouse kitchen. 

A task is standardized when per- 
formed with the least expenditure of 
strength, time and motion, and is prop- 
erly related to the other tasks of the 
day. This study must necessarily be 
more or less individual, each house- 
keeper studying her own equipment. 
As to the activities outside of the home, 
there should be an endeavor to estab- 
lish a closer bond of union and greater 
co-operation between the home and the 
school. The Alderman plan of giving 
school credit for home work as used in 
Oregon and some parts of California is 
accomplishing this result. 

The Country Life Department 
should encourage all women in rural 
life to study legislative measures. Na- 
tional and State, relating to fundamen- 
tal conditions of human welfare ; for 
example, the National Marketing Com- 
mission by which the distribution of all 
the products of agriculture can be reg- 
ulated ; also Rural Credit or Land 
Banks by which the producer can se- 
cure money at a reasonable, livable rate 
of interest. Whatever helps the in- 
doors of the country life helps the out- 
doors, and it is to be chiefly women's 
work to establish this equality — this 
balance which until recently has never 
been considered. 

The Bakersfield Woman's Club estab- 
lished a children's library with a trained 
children's librarian in charge, who has 
made a feature of the Story Hour. 

The Clovis Woman's Club is establishing 
a city park, which is also to be used as a 
playground, in co-operation with the church 
women of the city. 

The Fowler Improvement Club assists in 
the support of the county library. 



Miss Jennie Partridge, Hotel Cheurman 

The Hotel Committee is composed 
of 30 women drawn from the Alpha 
Neighborhood, Corona, Dorian, and 
New England Colony, with Miss Erik- 
son of the Inside Inn. The city has 
been divided into 14 districts, two 
women in each district, to list hotels 
and boarding houses. The Official Ho- 
tel Exposition Bureau has been most 
helpful in furnishing data for the work, 
and will co-operate with us in all ways 
possible. The rates are inspected and 
passed upon as reasonable for location 
and service. 

Rates have not been raised more 
than $1 a day in any case. Some hotels, 
knowing they can make more money 
with transients, have notified their reg- 
ular guests that they must pay tran- 
sient prices, which may have given rise 
to the rumor that rates were raised. 
There are over 500 hotels with accom- 
modations for 250,000 persons daily, 
but owing to many conventions being 
held in any one week, the club women 
are advised to make reservations early. 

The Hotel Bureau has made the rule 
that reservations must be accompanied 
by $5, or none will be made. Checks 
may be made payable to Miss Jennie 
Partridge, who will endorse the check 
to the hotel. Rooms can be reserved in 
blocks of 5 or lOD in any one hotel with 
deposit of $5 per room. Rates, $l-$5 
a person per day, European plan ; $3.50 
per day, American plan. The $1 per 
day means two in a room; $1.50 is the 
least for one in a room in hotels. 

Boarding houses, $1 up a day, per 
person, and $2 per day including break- 
fast and dinner, $2.50 per day including 
all meals. All hotels and boarding 
houses listed with our Hotel Commit- 
tee are personally recommended as far 
as possible. 

In writing us please state : AVhether 
hotel, apartment house or boarding 
house is desired ; if hotel, whether Eu- 
ropean or American plan; date of ar- 
rival; probable length of stay; number 

of persons to be accommodated ; max- 
imum rate to be paid. With this infor- 
mation we will furnish a list of hotels 
from which to make choice, or place 
you ourselves. 

Apartments are from $3 a day up, 
and would be very desirable for a num- 
ber of women from any one club to be 

The Universal Bus and Taxi Com- 
pany furnishes service to all hotels 
within certain zone limits for 25 cents 
a person, including hand luggage. The 
5-cent jitneys are also much in evi- 
dence, but no hand luggage allowed. 
The World's Fair Bus and Tour Com- 
pany shows you everything in and 
about the city with perfect comfort and 
reasonable rates. 


The San Joaquin District does not 
seem to favor the present plan of re- 
districting the State Federation or does 
it favor County Federation. In an in- 
teresting and lively discussion of the 
two subjects, these were some of the 
suggestions made : 

The San Joaquin Federation has 
"mothered" all of the others of the 
State, including the State Federation, 
and, representing the first of the affil- 
iated club life, is loathe to forfeit any 
of its included territory. 

County Federation would deprive 
clubwomen of the benefit of "rubbing 
shoulders with representatives of 39 
different clubs. Of the 39 clubs in the 
Federation, 32 had representatives at 
the convention. State officers would 
rarely be able to visit the meetings, 
should the county organizations be 
formed in place of the districts. 

Smaller groups would become self- 
satisfied and selfish and indifferent to 
the needs of the State organization. 
Many clubs would be robbed of the in- 
spirations gleaned from the conven- 
tions, because the less populous coun- 
ties would be limited in membership. 



Mrs. D. J. MacMaster, 

Vice Chairman, President California Club 

The club women of San Francisco 
are looking forward with pleasure to 
the meeting of our California Feder- 
ation of Women's Clubs, which con- 
venes in May, and more especially in- 
terested are the members of the Local 
Board who are working so earnestly 
that it may be a complete success. We 
fully appreciate the courtesy that the 
Federation has extended to our district 
and to our city in holding its conven- 
tion of 1915 in our midst. 

While it is not its first visit to our 
city, it is its first visit to the new San 
Francisco. The delegates will be re- 
ceived with the most cordial hospital- 
ity and San Francisco District and city 
club women, as well as the citizens 
generally, will do everything possible 
to make their visit pleasant and profi- 

There is, already at hand, ample in- 
terest and e.xcitement concerning our 
convention, for the wheels within 
wheels have been set buzzing by our 
industrious chairmen who have really 
begun work in earnest, and when the 
delegates visit us in May, behind the 
seeming magic and the apparent easy 
success of the convention there will 
have been long months of rigid indus- 

The women who are lending them- 
selves so ably and unsparingly to this 
task are our busiest club women, for 
it takes business acumen, appreciation 
of detail, imagination, organizing abil- 
ity and many other qualifications to 
carry out an undertaking like this to 
the last degree of perfection. 

Our desires and aims are to give the 
best we have for the purpose of meet- 
ing the convention needs, and while we 
feel sure of success, we do not find our 
path all white roses and soft down : 
however, it is good for us to get out of 
the little world in which we move, be- 
ginning with our district and ending 
with our city clubs ; it broadens us to 

prepare for others and not become too 
much absorbed in our own aiTairs. 

With the idea of being of service to 
all not acquainted with our city and 
the activities of the convention, the 
California Club has been assigned the 
duties of the Bureau of Information, 
Chairman, Miss Margaret Curry, 602 
Buchanan Street, San Francisco, and 
inquiries for information may be ad- 
dressed to her. 

The Bureau of Information will en- 
deavor to make its service of full and 
prompt value to the convention, seek- 
ing if necessary, the co-operation of 
public departments and officials as well 
as private corporations and individuals. 


Mrs. Lillian R. Monroe 

At a meeting of the women of Car- 
lotta and vicinity called by Mrs. E. A. 
Light, it was decided to invite Mrs. 
George D. Murray of Eureka, to per- 
fect the organization of a Woman's 
Club of Carlotta and neighborhood. 

Mrs. Murray organized a Club 
known as the Carlotta Woman's Club 
last August with the following officers 
to serve the first year : President, Mrs. 
Emily A. Mitchell : Vice-President, 
Mrs. Charlotta M. Wilder; Secretary, 
Miss Eva Bittencurt; Associate Secre- 
tary, ]\Irs. Bessie H. Fisher; Treasurer, 
Mrs. Bessie Driesbach ; Program Com- 
mittee, Mrs. Wilder, Mrs. Adams, 
Mrs. Driesbach, Mrs. Mitchell, Mrs. 

The Club Flower is the Violet, and 
the Motto: 

"There is no chance, no destiny, no fate. 
Can circumvent, or hinder, or control. 
The firm resolve of a determined mind. 
Gift counts for little; will alone is great. 
All things give way before it soon or late." 

The objects are the promotion of 
study, the cultivation of literary taste, 
the encouragement of freedom of dis- 
cussion, civic improvements in our 
community; and to promote a spirit 
of unity and sociability in the neigh- 
borhood. The Club is a member of 
the Humboldt County Federation of 
Women's Club and the California Fed- 
eration of Women's Clubs, with 18 
active members. 


Dr. Jenkin Lloyd Jones 

(Continued from Last Month) 

Sixty-nine years ago Charles Sumner 
delivered what in the hght of history 
is one of the greatest orations in the 
literature of any country. Pointing 
first to the then imposing battleship 
"Ohio," in the Boston Harbor, which 
now would be a mere skiff in naval 
architecture, and next, to Harvard Uni- 
versity with its museums, libraries, 
schools of law, divinity and medicine, 
and endowments representing the ac- 
cumulations of two centuries of gener- 
osity, he declared the damning figures 
— "that one grim battleship represents 
$100,000 more investment than all of 
Harvard University, then as now, the 
proudest seat of learning in the United 

Some fifty years later Harvard's 
great president, Dr. Eliot, took up the 
sum where Charles Sumner laid it 
down, and called attention to the fact, 
that one of our short-lived monsters of 
the sea," as he called them, would plant 
a Tuskegee Institute in every South- 
ern State in the Union. With the 
$10,000,000 that the dreadnaught would 
cost, he proposed to build the hundred 
buildings of Harvard University and 
throw in the buildings of Yale, Am- 
herst, Williams, Bowdoin, Brown and 
Dartmouth. Then he would have 
$1,000,000 left with which to erect the 
buildings of the University of Virginia, 
Hampton University, Williams and 
Mary College, and still have money left 

But one may look at the sun until 
blinded and listen to the roar of 
Niagara until deafened. Such is the 
fate of our legislators and economists 
in regard to the cost, not of real wars 
but of the preparations for wars that 
never come. If expert legislators, pro- 
fessional statesmen have been rendered 
figure blind by the statistics of the 
War Department, how much more 
helpless is such a company as this, a 
gathering of women however noble, 
supposed to be incompetent to grasp a 
business proposition and who are 

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novices in statesmanship? ^lore effec- 
tive is the gruesome illustration of 
Thomas Carlyle who has illuminated 
these dark facts with the lurid light of 
genius. He withdraws from the simple 
life of Drumdrudge in Scotla:nd : 

"Thirty able-bodied men whom that 
countryside had suckled and fed into man- 
hood, not without difficulty and sorrow, and 
even trained them to crafts so that one 
could weave, another build, another ham- 
mer, and the weakest could stand under 
thirty stone avoirdupois. Nevertheless, amid 
w-eeping and wailing, they were selected, 
dressed in red. and shipped away at the 
public charge — say to the South of Spain 
at Gibralter, and there fed till they are 

"Not far away over the line in France 
were thirty other artisans selected from a 
French Drumdrudge in like manner, fed in 
the same way, till at length after an infinite 
effort the two parties met. Thirty stood 
fronting thirty, each with a gun in his hand. 
'Fire!' was the command, and they blew the 
soul out of one another, and in plav_e of 
sixty brisk, useful craftsmen, the world had 
sixty dead carcasses which it had to bury 
and shed tears for. Had these men any 
quarrel? Nay, busy as the devil is, not the 
smallest. On the other hand, consciously 
or otherwise, they had mutual interests. 
Their governors had fallen out and instead 
of shooting one another, had the cunning to 
make these poor blockheads shoot. So, is 
it in Deutschland and hitherto in all other 

But perhaps Carlyle is old-fashioned, 
more read about than read. Baroness 
von Suttner, a veritable "Daughter of 
the Regiment," has portrayed the hor- 
rible realities of this human waste, 
from first-hand studies of Europe 
brought down to date. She has spoken 

for the wives who find no compensa- 
tion in glory or martial display, for 
sleepless nights while husbands are in 
the rifle pits, although thereby some 
royal title may be righted, some politcal 
affront atoned, some wanton murder 
avenged by more murders, and still 
more murders — always the murder of 
the innocent. 

Verestchagin with his brush con- 
tinued the task which the Baroness be- 
gan with her pen. Who having seen 

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them will ever forget those awful re- 
vealing, truthful canvases that dis- 
closed the horrors of the march, the 
sickening tedium of the camp, the inde- 
scribable misery of the hospital, the 
pestilence of the battlefield ! No won- 
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forbade their exhibition at the recruit- 
ing station because they depressed the 
spirit of enlistment! No wonder the 
British government denied them recog- 
nition, because they told awful truths 
about its "Christian campaigns in 

A fitting climax to this great artistic 
protest against human sacrifice was 
that which carried the quivering heart 
of the artist down into the deep with 
the battleship whose terrors he meant 
to portray. But not the waste of dol- 
lars, no, not even the waste of legs and 
arms, good healthy human flesh, but 
the more atrocious waste of soul, the 
devastation of spirit, the debauchment 
of morals, represent woman's supreme 

I have a right to speak here. Three 
years of my life were spent under or- 
ders as a private in the noblest army 
that was ever gathered, doing service 
for the highest cause for which ever 
an army was marshaled, the cause of 
the slave, the rights of a depised race ; 
and still under such circumstances I 
testify to the horrible degradation, the 
spiritual contaminations, the intellect- 
ual indolence, the vulgarity of speech, 
the filthiness of imagination, the gam- 
bling, inebrity and the fell harpies of 
sensualism that beset the military 
camp everywhere and always. And 
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Mrs. Sarah Taylor, Club Historian 

The La Jolla Woman's Club began 
its existence in 1894 as a Magazine 
Club with six members. 

In 1897 seven women, designating 
themselves as Charter Members, met 
and drafted a Constitution and By- 
Laws, changing the Club name to 
"The Current Events and Reading 

In October, 1897, the Club joined the 
San Diego Count}' Federation ; in 1900 
the Southern District Federation ; and 
in 1902 the State and General Federa- 
tions, when the Club became known as 
"The La Jolla Woman's Club." The 
Club study has embraced History, Lit- 
erature, and the Fine Arts, Woman 
Suffrage, Child Welfare, Civics. In 
1913 Miss Ellen Browning Scripps, one 
of its most honored members, proposed 
the building of a Club House. 

The Corner Stone was laid Decem- 
ber 3, 1913, copies of the Memorial 
Resolutions, prophecy of La Jolla's 
future, written by Miss Scripps in 1899, 
brief history of the Club written by 
Miss Nina Waddell, and Miss Scripps' 
photograph, being inclosed in a metal 
casket and placed with the stone. 

On October 5, 1914, the Club, with 
a membership of 103, held its first 
meeting in its new $40,000 home — a 
building beautiful, commodious and 
artistic, exquisitely furnished and per- 
fect in every detail. At that meeting 
Miss Scripps presented a deed of gift 
of the Club House to its members, say- 
ing in part : 

"A good gift, given in good faith 
speaks for itself, and I should count 
it a small thing, an unworthy gift, were 
it not built, as I honestly believe it is, 
on the foundation of Faith, Hope and 
Charity. This word in its primal and 
its widest meaning, I would if I could, 
make the kevnote of our organization." 

The President, Mrs. William E. Rit- 
ter, responded with heartfelt words of 
acceptance, and the Club began work 
in its new home with an earnest desire 
to live up to the standard which has 

been the dream and aspiration of Miss 
Scripps through all the years of her 
membership with the Club. 


By Marguerite Ogden 

The opprobrium to a woman "lobby- 
ist" is no longer to attach. Slowly and 
surely the distinction of sex as a handi- 
cap in the world's work is disappearing. 
I do not mean that women are becom- 
ing any the less womanly. On the con- 
'trary, the hardship and bitterness at- 
tendant upon any attempt of women to 
take up interests outside the home, 
which were so apt to render her as op- 
probiously "masculine," are lessening. 
And women realize that they can fear- 
lessly, and therefore naturally and suc- 
cessfully, during the expansion of their 
interests and responsibilities, retain 
any womanly individuality which they 

There is not time, nor am I compe- 
tent to speak adequately of the work 
of the women who have "influenced" 
legislation in the past few years in Cal- 
ifornia. Most of you know, far more 
intimately than I, the various phases 
of the work that this organization and 
its members have done. We have it 
asked very often, with a definite an- 
swer demanded : "What are California 
women doing with suffrage?" 

We are not actively, noisily "doing" 
so very much. Sometimes I think we 
worry because we are not "doing" 
enough. The women of California are 
taking suffrage as a sort of third course 
in the meal of intellectual and civic 
development. First we are making 
our "influence" clean, frank and hon- 
est, without its losing any effective- 
ness. Second, we are experiencing ed- 
ucation that puts our minds in honor- 
able rivalry with those of that other 
half of the world called "men." Third, 
equal suffrage gives the opportunity to 
make use of that "influence" in solving 
not only abstract and philosophical 
problems, but gives us the opportunity 
and makes it our duty to use both in- 
fluence and mind in the work of the . 
world and its government. 





A meeting of the Executive Board, C. 
F. W. C, was held at Twentieth Cen- 
tury CIuId house, Berkeley, Thursday, 
February 28, Mrs. Lillian Pray-Palmer 

Endorsement of the Federal Palmer 
Owen Child Labor Bill was given. 
Mrs. A. F. Jones gave a report of her 
Executive Board meeting February .6. 
Mrs. Percy S. King reported that few 
meetings of the San Francisco District 
Board are being held because of dis- 
tance, but that work is distributed 
throughout the district and that chair- 
men are presenting good reports. 

Mrs. W. E. Colby said that work of 
Alameda District would be shown at 
coming convention. Mrs. Emily Hop- 
pin, Vice-President-at-Large, has been 
in communication with many clubs 
throughout the State. Miss Jessica Lee 
Briggs, chairman of the Local Board, 
stated that a working force of about 130 
women are making preparations for 
State Convention. 

Mrs. E. G. Greene, Waterways, re- 
ported that the commissioner appointed 
at Riverside Mmes. Kendall, Craig and 
Brainerd, have decided to make a spe- 
cial study of Water Power, Irrigation, 
and Flood Control. Mrs. George Rein- 
hardt. Literature : That her department 
is specially fortunate in having a very 
active chairman of the General Federa- 
tion. Miss Ethel Wickes, Art, reported 
communication with clubs on subjects 
of art. Mrs. Stadtmuller, local chair- 
man of Art, will have some sort of an 
exhibit during coming State Conven- 

Mrs. Walter Longbotham, Music, re- 
ported that special attention be given 
to the music of the convention. Mrs. 
Bradford Woodbridge, Club Extension, 
reported 47 new clubs since Riverside 
Convention. Mrs. J. L. Harbaugh, Leg- 
islation, reported that The W^omen's 
Legislative Council is helping Federa- 
tion in many ways. Mrs. Colby moved 
that C. F. W. C. contribute $50 toward 
the Council expenses. 

Mrs. P. F. Powers, Philanthrophy, 
reported great interest in philanthro- 

phy work. Mrs. L. P. Crane, Health, 
spoke of a special effort still being di- 
rected toward the enforceinent of birth 
registration. Mrs. Susan T. Smith, 
Library Information and Reciprocity, 
reported that district chairmen have 
sent a splendid collection of programs, 
outlines, announcement of lectures, pic- 
tures of club houses, etc. 

Miss Lillian D. Clark, Country Life, 
reported that rural clubs through the 
district chairmen have been asked to 
study legislative measures, both na- 
tional and state, relating particularly to 
rural conditions. 

New clubs passed into Federation at the 
last State Board meeting include: Northern 
Dist. — Sheridan Woman's club; Jackson 
Poppy club. San Francisco Dist. — Glen 
Park Outdoor league; Fortuna Thimble 
club; Oak Grove Home and School club of 
Graton; Samoa Woman's club. Alameda 
Dist. — Woman's Auxiliary, S. E.; Oakland 
Improvement club. San Joaquin Dist. — 
Fresno Friday Study club. Los Angeles 
Dist. — Bellflower Mary Arden club; Los 
Angeles University Book club; San Fer- 
nando Ebell club; Owensmouth Woman's 
club; Lankershim Woman's club; Moorpark 
Fortnightly club; San Fernando Valley 
Woman's Civic league; Los Angeles Schu- 
bert club; and Baldwin Park Woman's club. 

A definite understanding of economic 
principles is of the utmost importance to all 
present-day buyers. That economy means 
buying cheaply is an exploded theory. True 
economy does not depend entirely on the 
cost of an article purchased, nor on the 
other hand does it depend altogether on the 
quality. Briefly defined it means buying 
the right thing at the right price. While 
the question of price should be very care- 
fully considered by the purchaser it is 
equally essential that quality should not 
be overlooked. It is only by a combination 
of these two primary elements of econom- 
ical buying that a desirable and satisfactory 
purchase can be eflfected. 

By reason of its direct bearing on econom- 
ical buying, the correct relation of the pro- 
ducer to the consumer is one of the most 
vital problems in modern merchandising 
and one that has been subjected to the most 
thorough study and research. It is uni- 
versally conceded, and as easily understood, 
that the producer dealing directly with the 
consumer creates the most desirable rela- 
tiotiship, and certainly the most beneficial 
to the consumer. The elimination of even 
one, and in many instances more than one 

middleman, together with 

profit and expenses, means a direct saving 

to the purchaser. 

In addition to a saving in cost the "Direct 
Purchase Plan" has the advantage to the 
purchaser of placing him in closer contact 
with the producer. This is especially ap- 
plicable in instances where the purchase is a 
manufactured product. The responsibility 
for satisfactory service in any manufactured 
article rests primarily with the manufac- 
turer, consequently it is much more satis- 
factory for the purchaser to deal directly 
with the manufacturer than to be once or 
twice removed. 

A forcible example of the success of this 
policy is shown in THE STARR PIANO 
COMPANY. The factories of this progres- 
sive concern, among the largest in the 
world devoted exclusively to the manufac- 
ture of high grade pianos and playerpianos, 
are located in Richmond, Indiana. Follow- 
ing a policy of dealing directly with the 
users of pianos, executive headquarters are 
maintained in Los Angeles, thus giving 
music lovers throughout the Southwest an 
opportunity of buying a thoroughly artistic 
piano. Grand, Upright or Playerpiano, di- 
rectly from the manufacturer, the most sat- 
isfactory and economical method of buy- 

The complete success of the "Direct from 
the Manufacturer" policy is simply demon- 
strated in the immense business built up in 
this manner by THE STARR PIANO 
COMPANY, the high artistic standard at- 
tained in the manufacture of their product, 


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By Ella Hamilton Durley, 

Press Chairman 

The Sierra Madre Woman's Club 
closed the first half of the current year 
by giving a Reciprocity Day Program, 
February 8. More than 200 sat down 
to a bounteous luncheon. Speeches, 
brilliant and entertaining, were made 
by several, followed by a delightful 
program given by Miss Louise Gun- 
ning, Miss Freida Peycke and James 
Foley, the poet. The programs for the 
year have been exceedingly good. 

The Poinsettia Club of Ventura has 
taken up the study of Forestry with 
much zeal and the members hope for 
interesting practical results. The club 
has secured from the Southern Pacific 
a lease of a plot of ground near the sta- 
tion for a small park which will be 
planted immediately. 

The Improvement Club of Bishop 
has enjoyed an increase in attendance 
from 23 to 56 members since October. 
This unusual increase was the direct 
result of adding two new sections to 
the club — Art and Literature. 

The chairmen are Mrs. Robert H. 
Thomas, Literary, and Mrs. W. E. 
Pate, Art. Both have made a house 
to house canvass for members. Re- 
cently the Clubs of Bishop have been 
given the free use of cozy, sunny quar- 
ters in the new city hall for their meet- 
ings. A good branch of the County 
Library established in Bishop gives 
the advantage of drawing books from 
the State Library for use in Club work. 
This branch was supported last year 
by the local Clubs and now is estab- 
lished in rooms opening from the new 
club room by glass doors. 

Reciprocity has been the Club watch- 
word for February. The following Los 
Angeles District Clubs have held Reci- 
procity Days : Sierra Madre Woman's 
Club, Pasadena Shakespeare Club, 
Civic Outlook Club of Redondo Beach, 
Echo Park Mothers' Club of Los An- 
geles, Woman's Club of San Pedro, 
Tuesday Club of Glendale. 

An event highly gratifying to the 
people of Huntington Park was the 
opening of a beautiful Club House 
with a seating capacity of 1000, Janu- 
ary 26. Mrs. A. B. Day, President of 
the Woman's Improvement Club, had 
the honor of presiding. The audience 
filled the spacious auditorium. 

The Irwindale Miscellany Club 
which was organized in 1904 and 
federated in 1907 has 36 members, the 
membership being limited because 
meetings are held at the homes twice 
monthly, on Tuesday afternoons. The 
Club was organized by Mrs. Walter 
Richards, its first President, for neigh- 
borhood sociability and literary study, 
but the past few years have been de- 
voted to philanthropy, the Club mem- 
bers sewing for the Children's Hospi- 
tal, the Los Angeles Maternity Cot- 
tage, the David and Margaret Home 
and other institutions. 

Mrs. Maude T. Thompson, Presi- 
dent of the Huntington Park Woman's 
Club, reports as the purpose of that 
organization — to promote advancement 
in all lines of general culture. The 
first half of the year the Club has de- 
voted its time to a study of Civics, 
taking up in turn, questions of legis- 
lation, new laws, the courts, citizen- 

The Athena Club of Bishop is find- 
ing both pleasure and profit this year 
in pursuing the literary and musical 
study of the Bible. The leaders each 
evening serve alphabetically and as- 
sign the work — papers, talks, reviews — 
to different members. Music appro- 
priate to the subject is given and thus 
the Club has enjoyed some beautiful 
selections from both opera and ora- 
torio. The year's work will close with 
a guest program. Members will dress 
in costume and the program will be 
original. Mrs. B. E. Sherwin is Presi- 
dent and Mrs. Grace G. Luce Secretary. 

Mrs. R. H. Young of the Long Beach 
Ebell Club was appointed Press Chair- 
man for the District Convention. 


By Miss Jennie A. McConnell, 
Press Chairman 

The monthly meeting of the Execu- 
tive Board of the Northern District 
was held at Hotel Sacramento. Febru- 
ary 6, with the following officers pres- 
ent : Mrs. A. F. Jones, President ; Mrs. 
A. M. Seymour, Vice-President; Mrs. 
C. O. Hamilton, Corresponding Secre- 
tary; Mrs. Emily Hoppin, Treasurer: 
Mrs. Bradford Woodbridge, State 
Chairman Club Extension ; Mrs. Wal- 
ter Longbotham, Music; Miss Susan 
Smith, Library Information and Reci- 
.procity; Mrs. J. L. Harbaugh, Legis- 
lation; Mrs. J." B. Hughes, Art; Mrs. 
George Hamilton, Literature ; Mrs. C. 
H. Walsh. History and Landmarks ; 
Mrs. F. W. Quast, Civics; Mrs. C. L. 
Donahoe, Forestry ; Mrs. W. S. Ken- 
dall, Waterways ; Miss Retta Parrott, 
District Library Information and Reci- 
procity ; Airs. George W. McCoy, Dis- 
trict Club Extension ; Miss Jennie Mc- 
Connell, Press. 

The Chairman of History and Land- 
marks made a plea for every club to 
have its committee on California His- 
tory and Landmarks, and also to have 
an historical scrap book to contain pho- 
tographs of persons, and buildings of 
pioneer days, and facts pertaining to 
early California history. 

The Chairman of Art is featuring the 
encouragement of intelligent informa- 
tion in connection with the eleven 
American artists who will exhibit pic- 
tures at the Panama-Pacific Exposition, 
and stimulating interest in a traveling 
art exhibit for the District, for which 
the nucleus of a subscription is already 
in existence. The State Chairman of 
Music told of her work in co-operating 
with the public schools in her desire to 
introduce good music. With the grow- 
ing popularity of the phonograph in the 
schools, it is possible for children to 
have some knowledge of good music. 
Mrs. Longbotham is exceedingly anx- 
ious for club women to devote some 
time to American music. 

The Chairman of Forestry reported 
plans made for the planting of trees 



along the roadsides in the town of Wil- 
lows. The Chairman of Club Exten- 
sion reported several clubs ready to 
unite with the State Federation. 

Mrs. Harbaugh reviewed some of the 
bills now before the Legislature and 
there was a general expression that 



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women be well informed in regard to 
matters pertaining to legislation before 
giving endorsement. 

The nominating committee for the 
District Convention was elected, con- 
sisting' of Miss Jennie McConnell, 
Chairman, of Sacramento ; Mrs. R. T. 
Royles, Woodland ; Mrs. F. W. Quast, 
Rocklin ; Mrs. R. H. Jones, Marysville ; 
Mrs. H. M. Albery, Colusa. 



Mrs. Helene M. Deimling, Press Chairman 

Miss Lutie Stearns, Director in the 
General Federation, recently addressed 
the Ebell Society of Santa Ana on 
"What Is Happening in the American 
Home?" At noon a luncheon was 
given in her honor, which was attended 
by Ebell officers, chairmen of commit- 
tees and leaders of sections. 

Mrs. R. F. Garner, prominent San 
Bernardino club woman and member of 
the Board of Education, laid the cor- 
ner stone of the nevi^ quarter of a mil- 
lion dollar Polytechnic high school on 
March 4. 

The newly organized Woman's club 
of Orange recently held a meeting with 
the vice president, Mrs. Collings, pre- 
siding. The officiary of the club was 
completed with the choice of Mrs. W. 
E. Harper as treasurer, Mrs. C. E. 
Leach as curator, and the following 
directorate : Miss Susie L. Scarrett, 
Mrs. T. E. Parker, Mrs. William Bath- 
gate and Mrs. R. G. Blythe. The Colo- 
nial theater will be the permanent 
meeting place. 

The Calipatria Woman's Club re- 
cently organized with a charter mem- 
bership of 35. For a town only eight 
months old, this speaks volumes. Fol- 
lowing is the list of officers : Mrs. 
Charles W. Brown, president ; Miss 
Martz, vice president; Mrs. C. O. Folk, 
recording secretary ; Mrs. John Ellis, 
corresponding secretary ; Mrs. George 
Davis, treasurer; Mrs. Glenn Witt, 

Frederick J. Whiffen 

President of the City Council, has 
announced his candidacy for 
mayor by issuing the following 
statement : 

"To the citizens of Los An- 
geles, and more pauticularly to the 
hosts of friends and well-wishers 
who have urged insbtently during 
the last four months that I declare 
my candidacy for mayor : 

"After a mature deliberation, 
and many conferences with per- 
sons for whose judgment I have 
the highest regard, I have decided 
to smnounce that I will be a can- 
didate for the office of mayor of 
Los Angeles. 



The new club became a member of 
the Imperial County Federation at the 
annual meeting, held at Calexico, Feb. 
6. With the advent of the Calipatria 
Club into the Federation, that organ- 
ization now numbers seven clubs : Ten 
Thousand Club, El Centre ; Brawley 
Woman's Club, Brawley; Woman's 
Improvement Club, Calexico ; Holtville 
Study Club, Holtville; Woman's Club, 
Imperial ; Woman's Progress Club, 
Heber; and Calipatria Woman's Club, 

The Hanford Woman's Club gave a rose 
festival last spring, which proved so suc- 
cessful that it will be repeated this year. 
This club begins each official year with a 
banquet for the husbands of its members. 

In this day and age the majority of peo- 
ple do not take the trouble to find out 
things for themselves. Their standards are 
mostly the standards of their friends and 
neighbors. If people would stop and ask 
themselves. "Why." they would often find 
that they are taking' the wrong course with 
respect to matters of grave importance. 

Especially is this true of the ordinary 
things of every-day life. For instance, how 
many housewives ever pause to consider 
the great importance of the laundry ques- 
tion? It is certainly a detail of the house- 
hold that vitally concerns the health, clean- 
liness and happiness of the entire family. 

Is it not worth while then to thoroughly 
investigate your laundry, and assure your- 
self that every sanitary precaution is ob- 
served, and that you are receiving the 
superior service to which you are justly en- 
titled? Remember, the New Method invites 
and courts the fullest investigation. 

It is an established fact that Los Angeles 
water is hard. It contains 20 to 30 degrees 
of the mineral salts that produce hardness. 
It is also an established fact that hard water 
is injurious to clothes. The New Method 
Laundry is the only one in the city having 
a water softener that reduces this hardness 
to Zero — making the water just as soft as 
rain water — and purer, for the Permutit 
softener and purifier sterilizes as well as 
softens the water. Clothes washed the 
Permutit way are clean, white, and abso- 
lutely sanitary. Moreover, your clothes will 
last longer, and also look better. Thus there 
is everything to be gained and nothing lost 
bysending your family bundle to the New 
Method to be washed the Permutit Way. 

The Modesto Woman's Improvement 
Club has enjoyed its first year of depart- 
ment organization. Each department has 
been responsible for one monthly program, 
a sum of money being set aside by the club 
for the purpose. Some of the best talent in 
the state has been brought before the club. 

The Walnut Club has trained its members 
during the last year to speak without manu- 
script. Let others follow suit. 

The Dinuba Club distinguished itself by 
editing one issue of the Dinuba Sentinel, all 
the work being done by the club women. 

The Sylvan Improvement Club, a country 
club four miles north of Modesto, owns a 
beautiful bungalow club house, erected on 
an acreage which is being converted into a 
park. All-day neighborhood meetings, the 
naming of all the roads in the vicinity, and 
a Christmas tree evening, were features of 
the club work the past year. 

OF Interest to All Women 

What could be more interesting to women 
than a common-sense beauty talk. A gen- 
tle reminder that the essential things that 
make for beauty, that can be applied to the 
young, the middle-aged and the old, are very 
few and so simple, that they are often ne- 
glected, that it is quite important to men- 
tion them. Beauty means a pleasant ex- 
pression, it means a healthy, active body 
that expresses wholesomeness certifying to 
right living and high thinking; it means an 
interesting and interested attitude toward 
life; it means fastidious cleanliness and art- 
ful care. 

While there is much that can be said to 
the individual, little should be said in a 
general way on the beauty question for 
what is good for one may be harmful to 

The pitiful thing about growing old, far 
more disfiguring than wrinkles, lines or 
withered skin is the set mouth, the dropped 
jaws, flabby neck and loose muscles about 
the head. These make their appearance 
long before middle age, and are caused by 
the tension of the face, neck and throat 
muscles and can. by scientific facial and 
neck muscle exercises be prevented and in 
a large measure overcome, if one knows 
how to relieve the tension and hold the 
neck and throat muscles loose, and by know- 
ing and practicing scientific facial, neck 
and throat muscle exercises. It should not 
be the aim of the sensible woman to stay 
the years, but to be improved by them, and 
unless one cultivates the inner Being and 
can feel a joy in living, real beauty is never 
expressed. (Anna Bergeron) 

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The Clubwoman 

Official organ of the California Federation of Women's Clubs 

Published Monthly in Los Angeles. Editorial Address P. O. Box 1066 

Business Office 920 Black Bldg. Tel. F1178 

Subscription Price, One Dollar the Year. Ten Cents the Copy 

On Sale at Hotels and Newstands 

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MRS. HAINES REED, Federation Editor 

1966 Carmen Ave. Tel. Hollywood 2378 

Matter for Miss Smith must be sent to P. O. Box 1066. 

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Frontispiece — Mrs. Herbert Arthur Cable 3 

Editorial : Los Angeles District Convention 4 

District President's Address : Mrs. Herbert Arthur Cable 5-6 

Convention Keynote — Democracy; Mrs. Ella Hamilton Durley 7 

Speeches Typify Federation Spirit 8-11 

Board Hears Reports 11 

Departmental Work Done by Clubs : Mrs. D. M. Cate . . 12-14 

President's Letter : Mrs. Lillian Pray-Palmer 15 

By-Laws Unanimous 15 

Civic Activities in Clubs : Mrs. C. H. Ritchie 16 

State Re-Districting: Mrs. Henry DeNyse, Chairman 17 

Applied Politics: Mrs. Mattison Jones 18 

New Clubs in District 18 

Home Economics Field Broadening: Miss Ednah Anne Rich 19 

Rural Improvement : Mrs. Howard S. Trotter 20 

How To Listen To Music : Carrie Stone Freeman i . . . . 21 

Mrs. MacNee, Gracious Hostess . . . 21 

State Endowment Discussed 22 

Local Convention Board 22 

Speculations in Futures : Mrs. Russell J. Waters 24 

Parliamentary Drill Is Tie 25 

■'Politics" Discussion 27 

Santa Barbara Woman's Club : Mrs. Elma C. Levy ; 29 

Redondo Civic Outlook Club 30 

Owensmouth Is Live Club 33 

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Vote and Work to Elect 

"The Man Who Knows" 



The Womens' Federated Clubs are formed to accomplish cer- 
tain high aims, and each of you have doubtless felt and known that 
if you had the opportunity of presenting your ideals before the great- 
est number of people your end would be sooner attained. We oper- 
ate our stores on the sfune principle. It is difficult, however, for peo- 
ple to believe that ideals cem be associated with hams, bacons, saus- 
ages, groceries and bakery goods, etc., but that is the point we want 
to bring out — we au^e different — we do have ideals, and you will afford 
us much encouragement if you will come in aoid see just how we are 
striving to create a higher standard of food values, cleanliness and 
service, for your direct benefit. 

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MRS. HERBERT ARTHUR CABLE President Los Angeles District 

The Clubwoman 


APRIL, 1915 

NO. 17 

General and State Federation news published in the Clubwoman is official. Com- 
munications intended for either department must reach the Federation Editor, P. O. Box 
1066, by the twentieth day of each month in order to insure publication in the next issue 
of the magazine. 


We approached the editorial side of 
the Los Angeles District Convention 
with a sense of triumph in what that 
convention accomplished; with a feel- 
ing of pride toward the hundreds of 
women who made convention history 
not just as women but as CITIZENS. 

As we go over the ground of the con- 
vention we note these women are not 
"crowding out the beautiful things of 
life," as the anti-suffragists used to 
predict, but they are crowding good 
things into life by being mothers and 
clubwomen — and not too puny and nar- 
row to be voters and citizens. 

It was a keen, clever-brained, level- 
headed convention, with its sleeves 
rolled to its elbows, and its hands 
ready to dip into the muck of Life to 
bring weak or struggling humanity to 
a sanitary surface. We have attended 
conventions more spectacular, but none 
more fundamental. 

To the sensible and earnest executive 
head and shoulders of that convention, 

Mrs. Herbert Arthur Cable, we extend 
NO sympathy because of a handicap, 
for it did not handicap ; but we do ex- 
tend loyal praise and voice admiration 
of the manner in which a convention 
was handled and swayed through dark 

To the Vice-President, Mrs. D. M. 
Cate ; to the President of the Hostess 
Club, Mrs. P. S. MacNee ; to Mrs. C. A. 
Wiley, Generalissimo of arrangements, 
we take off our etymological hats and 
say, "Perfect." 

If we editorialize we take valuable 
space that justly belongs to the Con- 
vention program. We hope our desire 
to show every particle of that conven- 
tion in print will prove our apprecia- 
tion of its splendid totality. 

As to the address made by our be- 
loved State President, Mrs. Lillian 
Pray-Palmer, we wish we might quote 
it in full, for it contained a strong Fed- 
eration message. Mrs. Palmer, how- 
ever, speaks without notes, and extem- 
poraneous quotations are inadequate. 


Mrs. Percy V. Pennybacker, General 
Federation President, will open her Cal- 
ifornia visit in San Diego, where she 
will be entertained by the San Diego 
County Federation. 

The Drama Department of the San 
Diego club will put on beautiful Epoch 
dances one evening out of doors at the 
exposition ,in front of the big organ 
on the Plaza de Panama. 

Mrs. Pennybacker will be the guest 
of the Countv Federation at their con- 

vention one day ; and will gain first 
hand knowledge of the efficiency of the 
county plan. 

]\Irs. Pennybacker will be accom- 
panied by Mrs. Alice S. Blout of Du- 
buque, Iowa. They will leave for Los 
Angeles May 13, where they will re- 
main until May 15, when clubwomen 
will leave for San Francisco for the 
State convention. 

Many State Presidents and officers 
have accepted Mrs. Palmer's invitation 
to the convention. 



Mrs. Herbert Arthur Cable 

To assume the duties of the presid- 
ing officer of the Los Angeles District 
Federation at a time when the work of 
the District had been carried to such a 
high state of efficiency, as during the 
previous administration, and when, be- 
cause of the new duties and responsi- 
bilities that had come to club women 
as citizens, we were at the beginning 
of the most important era in the life 
of our organization, it required a cour- 
age that justly would have been termed 
foolhardy had it not been so entirely 

It seemed an easy thing to assume 
the presidency of such an organization, 
for surely as a Federation we had al- 
ready arrived, and there was no more 
difficult and hard work necessary. All 
of that was in the past and we should 
only need to dip the oars of our Fed- 
eration boat in the smooth untroubled 
surface of our club stream, drift gently 
from one Reciprocity day to another, 
avoid a few plainly marked reefs such 
as "politics" and "endorsements," find 
in the clear waters a few pearls of 
friendship ; and after many sunny, hap- 
py days turn the prow of our craft 
into another convention harbor, and 
resign the wheel to another pilot. It 
was a pretty dream and much of it 
has been realized. 

The ports of call afforded by our 
Reciprocity days have never been 
more delightful, and the Federation 
spirit so manifest on every occasion 
has been the greatest inspiration and 
encouragement. Some few islands fair 
to the distant view have proved to be 
reefs, with strong eddies and rocks, 
but the pearls of friendship have been 
true, and what a delight it has been to 
find them — not alwaA's where we fished 
for them, but in unexpected and unex- 
plored places. But very soon we real- 
ized that the law of Federation, as the 
law of Life, is progress. In order to 
justify our Federation, its aims and 
purposes, we must progress. 

You have heard the reports of your 

district officers. They have told you 
very briefly of their work, but they 
have not told you of their loyalty, their 
devotion to the Federation, their faith- 
fulness to duty and their spirit of serv- 
ice. Neither power, nor place, nor 
position could recompense these 
women for what they are giving to this 
Federation movement. 

No one could ask for a better or more 
efficient board. . We cannot express in 
words our full appreciation of the way 
in which they have aided the work of 
the district and of the zeal and loyalty 
with which they have served. We are 
grateful to the clubs which have fur- 
nished these chairmen. 

There has been a prevailing idea in 
Clubdom that the office of Vice-Presi- 
dent in our organization was purely 
one of honor and good will. It always 
seemed to me a waste of good material 
so to consider that office ; besides, I 
was convinced that the more the Vice- 
President could be pursuaded to do, 
the less the President would need to do. 

We are sure that Mrs. Cate is con- 
vinced that the only honor the position 
has offered has been the honor of work 
well done. It means a great deal to a 
president to have a vice-president who 
is broad-minded, with ideas of her own, 
and perfectly capable herself of being 
a leader, yet who will say, "Just tell 
me what you want me to do and I will 
do my best." 

Two things we want to call to your 
attention, firtet, the monthly depart- 
ment conferences which have been held 
by the various chairmen. We believe 
that as the result of the conferences the 
work of Federation is better known 
and better understood by the average 
club woman. We believe that much 
of the success of future Federation 
work lies in these conferences, for the 
time has come when our work and our 
ideals and purposes must be generally 
understood in order to insure that co- 
operation of work in club and district 
which will bring from varied and 


individual work on a small scale a con- 
centration of effort that will insure 
large and permanent results. 

The other achievement this year has 
been the determination to give to the 
clubs of the district that greater and 
more democratic part in the Federa- 
tion by allowing them to choose for 
themselves the officers who shall rep- 
resent them and serve them ; for as all 
the success of this organization is 
expressed in the two words, personal 
service, any accomplishment must be 
expressed by the two words, personal 
responsibility. Whether or not this 
method by which the responsibility is 
transferred to you is the best method, 
the result will not be judged by the 
method, but by your acceptance of the 

Some 13,000 strong we stand today 
with an organization that can reach to 
125 clubs in less than a week's time : 
with an inheritance of ideas which rep- 
resent the hopes and ambitions of every 
woman's heart that has thrilled to the 
call to service since a mother first saw 
in another an object for service; with 
privileges and opportunities for the ex- 
ercise of the full strength of our 
womanhood, such as has been given to 
but few women in the world today — we 
might say standing in the forefront of 
the women of the world, with everj^ 
privilege, every opportunity our wo- 
manhood has craved and struggled' for, 
ours to exercise. Do we realize that 
this power means responsibility? 

Do we realize that by our vascillat- 
ing fear and inaction we are in danger 
of despoiling our heritage? We have 
heard a cry of "politics" in the Fed- 
eration. What does it mean? If it 
means that we are organized finally to 
enforce some of the ideals for which 
we have been striving for generations, 
that now we have a weapon in our 
hands, we will interpret politics to 
mean government, and good govern- 
ment only ; that we will stand' for prin- 
ciple in party, honesty in pubHc offi- 
cials, truth in platforms, humanity in 
government, then welcome politics in 
the Federation. 

But if at the first call to action we 
scatter in fear, break ranks in distress, 
and flee from responsibility, then we 
ourselves are the traitors to our own 
high duty. No one can use us unless 
we want to be used. What a false 
alarm this is, designed to cripple our 
power and annul our high prerogative 
by desuetude. 

Let us awake and, having our loins 
girt about with truth, and having on 
the breastplate of righteousness, our' 
feet shod with the preparation of the 
gospel of peace, taking the shield of 
faith to withstand all the fiery darts of 
the wicked, and taking unto us the 
whole armor of God, nothing can with- 
stand us when we stand. 

Each officer in this Federation, each 
woman in this army of club women, 
should constitute herself a sentinel 
guarding our ranks and defending our 
honor. Then, with everyone of us alive 
to our responsibilities and duties, 
standing in the full strength of our 
womanhood, our motherhood, our sis- 
terhood for the good, the true, and the 
ideals which woman has ever inter- 
preted to the world, let us take action- 
wise, action, constructive action, fear- 
less action. 

Shoulder to shoulder, side by side, 
united in purpose and strong in convic- 
tion, we shall constitute our own de- 
fense and vindicate our claims upon 

Mrs. Herbert A. Cable, District Pres- 
ident, accorded the honors and courte- 
sies of the chair to the State Presi- 
dent, Mrs. Lillian Pray-Palmer, at the 
Wednesday morning session ; and to 
the State Vice-President, Mrs. W. C. 
Mushet at the Presidents' council and 
general assembly, Tuesday afternoon ; 
Mrs. D. M. Cate, District Vice-Presi- 
dent, Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. Ca- 
ble presided the remainder of the con- 
vention. , 

Venice Woman's club is specializing in 
civics and has proved its utility to its home 
city in many ways. 



Mrs. Ella Hamilton Durley, District Press Chedrman 

As a district convention it has had 
no peer ! Such was the general ver- 
dict. Hotel Virginia was a royal set- 
ting for a body of up-to-date club 
women in pretty frocks and fresh, 
beflowered spring hats ; a charming 
background for the scores of young 
girls, daintily gowned, who flitted 
about as pages, doing all kinds of 
kindly services for the guests. More- 
over, both clubwomen and pages were 
arrayed in their most engaging man- 
ners, without which pretty clothes 
would have counted for nothing. 

Every one of the five counties of the 
district was well represented. It was 
a convention enthusiastic in spirit, 
charming in its atmosphere of cheer 
and good will. It cannot fail to be far- 
reaching in influence. 

The days were strenuous, to be sure. 
A strict account had to be given of 
each golden moment, yet business was 
pursued with extraordinary composure, 
though seldom to the point of weari- 
ness. And — let this be spoken very 
low — there were "oodles" of fun in 
odd moments, even though the wee 
sma' hours had to be drawn upon to 
furnish it. 

Naturally, it had required general- 
ship of a high order in those rush days 
preceding the opening. Strong pickets 
there were at every outpost. Military 
directness and precision marked every 
move. As is customary on entering an 
engagement, the entire field had been 
closely scanned. Every detail had been 
thought out in advance by officers and 
their aides. Fortunately, the working 
forces, military and otherwise, were 
bound together by a strong cable. 

A feature of the convention was its 
fine democratic spirit. It forced the 
conclusion that the representative club- 
woman is at heart a democrat — using 
the word in its broadest significance. 
If she ever had a tendency to be exclu- 
sive, club life has taken all such fool- 
ishness away, making her broadly sym- 
pathetic, approachable, sisterly in her 

attitude to others. In this regard the 
twenty-five years of club life in this 
country have almost revolutionized 
society. It was a pleasure to sit quietly 
by and observe the spirit of frank 
friendliness with which greetings were 
exchanged. No lines between officers 
and laymen, between country and city 
delegates, between entertainers and en- 

Few topics were left untouched. The 
problems of Federation presented 
briefly by twenty-four district chair- 
men, sounded the keynote ; and con- 
cise reports from 125 clubs of the dis- 
trict gave one an overwhelming sense 
of the rhagnitude and the variety of 
work undertaken by the indomitable 
club spirit. 

"It's amazing how well these women 
talk," a gentleman occupying a rear 
seat remarked. One wonders contin- 
ually in what school they got their 
training. Why, they speak with as 
much ease and fearlessness as if they 
were seated at their own firesides." It 
is true, the speeches were uniformly 
good, there was no straining for effect, 
and there was comparatively little 
complaint of being unable to hear. It 
now rests with the State Federation 
to show how the Los Angeles District 
Convention can be improved upon. 

Speaking of her re-election to the 
President's chair, Los Angeles District, 
Mrs. Herbert Arthur Cable, said : 

"A year ago I told you I appreciated 
the honor I experienced by your elect- 
ing me to be at the head of this organi- 
zation. Then I thought I knew some- 
thing of the responsibility. Today my 
sense of the honor is greater; my ap- 
preciation of the responsibilities and 
opportunities is deeper; my conception 
of purpose still large and service great- 
er. Conscious of inaccuracies, I can 
only promise the service of a heart full 
of gratitude and determination to carry 
forward our ideals. 



Mrs. Artilissa D. Clark. District 
Chairman of Philanthropy, gave a re- 
port of her department, that not only 
told the good work done ; but it was 
clever and original. The preface fol- 

Centuries ago, on the banks of the 
Nile, in the concealment of the rushes, 
floated a rude basket, holding, safe 
from the threat of the wicked Pharaoh, 
a sweet baby boy. The watchful eyes 
of the elder sister discovered the gra- 
cious princess at whose command the 
little ark was drawn from the water. 
With sisterly tact and devotion she 
suggests a nurse, the princess acqui- 
esces, and as with joy, the mother 
clasps her darling to her breast, there 
was formed the first Federated wo- 
man's movement on record. It was the 
first woman's club. It was interna- 
tional, Egyptian and Hebrew. As the 
first work undertaken was that of serv- 
ice and mutual helpfulness, the first 
department was Philanthropy. 

Mrs. Malone Joyce, district chairman 
of Education, briefly outlined the work 
of her department, which is centraliz- 
ing to make the economic condition of 
the child such that he may find it pos- 
sible to take advantage of the means of 
education. She urged more support 
from clubwomen to the child-labor 
scholarship fund, stating that more 
funds were needed to pay $3 a week 
toward the support of children so that 
the mother might stay in the home and 
care for the children and that they 
might be made more or less economic- 
ally independent to attend school. 

Mrs. L. B. Hogue, district treasurer, 
had an unprecedented report, in that 
every club in the district had paid its 
dues prior to the convention opening. 
Mrs. Hogue is serving most efficiently 
in her capacity, and is one of the best 
known of Ventura women. 

Mrs. J. J. Steadman, district chair- 
man of the University Club House 
Loan Fund, said : "After a trial of 
eleven years, the Club House is de- 
clared to be the best system yet devised 
for housing women students at the 
University. Its popularity is growing, 
as its practicability has been made ap- 
parent as the number of students has 

"The appeal for assistance has been 
urgent, and to meet in part this demand 
the Federated Clubs have been invited 
to contribute. Money donated by clubs 
is taken in charge by a special com- 
mittee at the University and applied 
to the needs of deserving girls who 
wish to be aided to obtain an education 
through the community housing plan. 
The money is continually kept in oper- 
ation that it may assist the greatest 

Mrs. Charles Robinson, district chair- 
man of Forestry, introduced Mrs. Fos- 
ter Elliot, state chairman, who ex- 
plained forestry bills before this session 
of the legislature and urged clubwomen 
to support Senate Bill 348, tending to 
prevention of forest fires ; also three 
bills grown out of work of Placerville 
clubwomen and which shall prevent the 
destruction of trees along the Lincoln 
Highway; and the bill making appro- 
priation for building a trail through the 
high Sierras in honor of John Muir. 

Mrs. Edward Winterer, district chair- 
man of Literature, gave one of the most 
complete and interesting papers of the 
convention, on California Literature. 
She created a new inspirational interest 
in the work of California writers, call- 
ing them by name and telling of some 
creative work which had made their 
names known to the world. The paper 
was not only a report, but was clever 
and original in theme. 


In her talk on the Legislative Coun- 
cil of Women, Mrs. Seward A. Simons, 
district chairman of Legislation, urged 
that the women give the legislators at 
Sacramento an expression of their de- 
sired contributions to the legislative 
work of the state. It is the expressed 
policy to endorse such bills through 
this Council that are of especial interest 
to women. 

"The education of public opinion that 
will demand the enforcement of these 
laws is the greatest contribution we as 
women can make to the political life — 
an intelligent, informed public opin- 
ion." Mrs. Simons spoke in favor of 
the Birth Registration, Home Teach- 
ers. Child Labor, Women as Jurors, 
and the Compulsory Education bills, all 
endorsed by the Legislative Council. 

In the absence of Miss Emily Mor- 
rison, district chairman of Home Eco- 
nomics, her paper, "Home-Making, a 
Profession," was read by Mrs. James 
M. Tanner. Excerpts from this paper 
follow : 

"Efficiency is used in business and 
the professions, but the home has not 
come up to specifications in this mat- 
ter. There would be many illnesses 
preventable, and many sanitary im- 
provements possible, if fathers and 
mothers were educated in matters of 
home economics and the care of chil- 
dren. Homekeeping is the greatest of 
all professions and the finest and most 
worth-while thing that can be done for 
the home is to put science in the art 
of home-making." 

Mrs. Carlton Seaver, district chair- 
man of History and Landmarks, gave 
a series of exquisite word pictures on 
Our Heritage, urging clubwomen to 
study their own natural landmarks and 
eternal monuments of California : to 
become acquainted with the stone 
cathedrals of the mountains, the Span- 
ish architecture, the painters, and to 
aid in preserving the musical Spanish 
names in which California so abounds. 

Mrs. Ella Hamilton Durley, district 
chairman Press, gave a clever talk on 
the value of the press to the club work, 
and urged the necessity of co-operation 
between the club and the press, that 
the latter might use its highest powers 
of dissemination of Federation news. 
She spoke in behalf of The Clubwoman, 
the official organ of the Federation, and 
urged clubwomen to subscribe to the 
magazine, that they might be brought 
in contact with all Federation news and 
events. If every one of 33,000 women 
would subscribe, the magazine could 
be made of great benefit. 

Dr. Maude Wild'e, district chairman 
Health, in her plea to clubwomen to 
give their centralized support to the 
Birth Registration bill, or the Model 
Law stated, our obligation to the child 
should give him the right to be a citi- 
zen with full knowledge of his birth- 

"Corrective legislation is our privi- 
lege and our duty. We must change 
our laws so that we may prevent the 
death of 300,000 babies a year. The 
new law will require birth registration 
within thirty-six hours, will facilitate 
careful registration, as a penalty is pro- 
vided for non-observance of the law, 
and double" registration of still-born 
infants is made compulsory. 

Mrs. Edwin R. Brainerd, district 
chairman of Waters, introduced Miss 
Lloy Galpin to speak on Flood Con- 
trol. "The question of flood control is 
not a question of water conservation. 
It is a matter of property conserva- 
tion. Putting the water to use would 
be water conservation. When we ask 
for the appropriation of public money 
we should see that the public is bene- 
fited instead of private interests. Pri- 
vate individuals cannot afford to spend 
money for flood control, so why should 
public money be used to benefit a 
snecial district?" 



Mrs. C. H. Ritchie, district chairman 
of Civics, delivered an interesting talk, 
The City Beautiful, on "the gospel of 
Civics according to the epistle of the 
state chairman." "We must study the 
laws of our cities, and if they are good 
enforce them; if bad, abolish them; 
clean the cities, then plan to keep them 
clean ; co-operate with all organiza- 
tions, especially with school children 
through the teachers. 

"The more playgrounds we have, the 
less number of juvenile courts shall we 
need. Have a juvenile court commit- 
tee in your town and club. Beware of 
the creeping in of the slums." 

In speaking of Children in Industry, 
Mrs. Frank E. Wolfe, district chair- 
man of Social and Industrial Condi- 
tions, made the prophetic statement 
that "if every adult was given a living 
wage, there would never be children in 
industry. Every child born into the 
world has a right to be properly born. 
No child is safe so long as any one 
child is unsafe." 

She urged women to work against 
commercialized child labor, sweatshops 
and conditions which do not insure op- 
portunity for health and fair oppor- 

Mrs. Frank Caldwell, district his- 
torian, gave an interesting paper recit- 
ing the aims, ideals and events and 
progress in the club life of the district. 
Her report shows how the spirit of 
Federation has permeated every corner 
of club life, how it has fostered prog- 
ress, and how it has set the pace of 
inspiration for so many clubs now en- 
gaged in serious constructive work. 

Mrs. Florence Schonneman, district 
chairman of Emblem, was one of the 
busiest women at the convention, and 
through her efforts more than 60 wo- 
men went home Avearing their Federa- 
tion pin. Mrs. Schonneman very clev- 
erly advertised the pins by wearing a 
long breast badge on which were at 
least 20 pins. No one passed her 

Mrs. Adelaide Brewer, chairman of 
Reciprocity and Library Information, 
says her department is one the scope 
of which, with co-operation, may be- 
come a useful factor in club life. "We 
want you to arrange your days through 
this department. But in our zeal to 
have the greatest day of our club year 
do not overdo. Two things keep con- 
stantly in mind when planning your 
day — simple luncheons and short pro- 

"Be neighborly. A report from the 
Whittier Woman's Club says one of 
their ideas of Reciprocity is neighbor- 
liness. If you have planned a program 
that is too good to keep, as most of 
them are, have members from a neigh- 
bor club enjoy it with you, and remem- 
ber to send a good paper that you had 
that day to this bureau that we may 
know about it. 

"Library Information is new work 
in the department — pioneering. Clubs 
have used it, and, we hope, to their ad- 
vantage. Any time any club wants 
information we will gladly get it, or 
any references for reading and study 
along special lines that you ask for. 
Visit your library. If you live in the 
country, co-operate with your county 
librarian. File your programs with the 

The Necrology report for Los Ang- 
eles District, Mrs. E. P. Foster, chair- 
man, was framed and placed where 
members of the convention might pay 
silent tribute. Necrology is the only 
department in Federation that does not 
like to make a report. 

Thirty-three clubs have lost a total 
of 75 members this year; 52 clubs have 
reported no deaths, and 29 clubs made 
no report. The Friday Morning Club 
of Los Angeles lost the greatest num- 
ber, totaling 20 members. All clubs 
have joined in sorrowing for Madame 
Caroline Severance, not only in the dis- 
trict but throughout the state. 

Sierra Madre Woman's club has civics, 
health, art. music, book, social service, child 
welfare, history and landmarks sections. 



Mrs. W. A. Galentine, state chair- 
man Civil Service Reform, spoke brief- 
ly on state and municipal farms, for 
Mrs. Elizabeth Baker Bohan, district 
chairman, who was ill. She says our 
main attempt must be to decrease the 
crop of criminals which our prison sys- 
tem has tended to increase in the past. 

She explained the bill providing for 
a state farm for prisoners and the 
establishment of the pay system so 
that dependent families of those in 
prison may receive help. The farm 
would be under the control and man- 
agement of the state board of prison 

Mrs. Frank Stephens, district chair- 
man of Peace, spoke pointedly: "Those 
against us in this peace movement are 
the world powers whose life business 
is war, those who make war imple- 
ments, the camp followers and the Wall 
Street brokers. Who have we on our 
side? Every thinker, every mother in 
the land. We must mobilize our intel- 
lectual forces. We do not battle with 
material weapons, but we must educate 
ourselves and then educate public opin- 
ion. We must manufacture the majori- 
ties for tomorrow." 

Mrs. T. M. Walker, district chairman 
of Art, in her talk on Practical Art 
Study made a plea for loan exhibits in 
art from clubwomen who possess art 
treasures in their homes. She also en- 
couraged clubs to invite other clubs to 
their fine arts exhibits. She told' in a 
most interesting way of the splendid 
exhibits now being held by clubs 
throughout the district. Long Beach 
Ebell showed fine exhibits during the 

The convention voted that the Presi- 
dent should appoint a committee of 
three to present next year an entire re- 
vision of constitution and by-laws, on 
motion of Mrs. Harry J. Slater. 


Mrs. Lillian Pray-Palmer, State 
President, held a Los Angeles board 
meeting March 18 for special reports 
and discussions of the revision of by- 
laws committee, of which Mrs. Calvin 
Hartwell is chairman, and the redis- 
tricting committee, of which Mrs. Hen- 
ry DeNyse is chairman. 

Both reports were approved for 
presentation to the State Convention 
in May, and were exceptionally good ; 
and while members did not agree to 
everything outlined, it was only in 
minor points that they differed. The 
plans cannot be accepted or rejected by 
the state board, but must go to the 
convention assembled for final adop- 

When the board voted its apprecia- 
tion of the work done by the by-laws 
committee, Mrs. Hartwell said : "We 
have tried to work for the ultimate 
good of the Federation, and we have 
enjoyed it because it brought to us an 
understanding of the vital interests of 
Federation work." 

Mrs. C. C. Arnold, History and 
Landmarks, has succeeded in getting 
the Federal Government to repair and 
restore the historic old lighthouse at 
Point Loma. The plan was to raze the 
lighthouse and place a modern monu- 
ment there. Mrs. Arnold's idea to have 
stone cairns placed at the cross-roads 
along the Old Immigrant Trail was en- 
dorsed ; also the idea to place a stone 
monument where Fremont and Pico 
signed the Treaty of Peace between the 
United States and Mexico. 

On advice of Mrs. Foster Elliot, For- 
estry, the Federation will oppose Sen- 
ate Bill 1408, which takes the protec- 
tion from meadow larks, robins and 
blackbirds. The board endorsed the 
new Community Property Law, As- 
sembly Bill 42. Mrs. E. G. Greene, 
Waterways, asked for ten delegates 
from the Federation for the Inland Wa- 
terways Congress. 

Mrs. F. J.. Mueller of Corona is the 
new Commissioner of Good Roads. She 
hopes that the Federation will plant a 
"Memorial Mile of Trees" to encour- 
age tree planting along the highways. 




[Excerpts of Reports Received by Department Chairman from Individual Clubs, 
Presented by Mrs. D. M. Cate, Vice-President. General Club Reports Not Included, Such 
Being Given by Presidents or Delegates.] 

Home Economics, Miss Emily 

The aim of the Home Economics De- 
partment is the promotion of efficiency 
in the management of the home. As 
there is a dearth of material for refer- 
ence and study in the small towns and 
country districts, the suggestion has 
been made that effort be put forth to 
establish a Circulating Home Econom- 
ics Library. The plan is for each club 
to donate a book to the small collec- 
tion already used ; that the library be 
in charge of the State Chairman and 
directly accessible to every club in the 

Downey Saturday Afternoon Club 
gave an exhibition and demonstration 
of labor-saving devices ; Santa Barbara 
Woman's Club was the guest of the 
Santa Barbara Normal School Faculty, 
and learned much from a dietetic ex- 
hibition prepared by students ; Long 
Beach Ebell Section, organized ten 
years ago, has 60 members, has ten 
programs a year, loans its papers to 
other clubs, and will send speakers. 
Social and Industrial Conditions, Mrs. 
Frank Wolfe 
This department must be closely con- 
nected with that of Legislation, be- 
cause to better conditions it is 
necessary not only to get proper laws 
by which to govern, but also to compel 
the enforcement of existing laws. As 
all of our work is a matter of education, 
the department has presented this sub- 
ject before as many clubs as possible. 
The State Chairman is doing wonder- 
ful work at the legislature to secure 
passage of a new child labor law. 

Public Health, Dr. Maud Wilde 

The birth registration list shows that 
only 58 per cent of the births are regis- 
tered, and in IS per cent of these the 
child's name does not appear. 

There is a need for more efficient 
methods and laws for birth registra- 
tion, more health inspectors, especially 
in Los Angeles; need for rural nurses'. 

Health talks have been given to wo- 
men in industry on such topics as First 
Aid to the Injured, What to Do in 
Emergency, Prevention of Disease, 
Sanitation and Hygiene, Social and 
Personal Hygiene, Indiscriminate Use 
of Habit-forming Agents, Care of Eyes 
and Throat. 

Legislation, Mrs. Seward A. Simons 

The most important work of the year 
was the educational effort during the 
1914 campaign (for the 'noh-partisan 
measures on the ballot. Due to this 
effort, is the fact that both women and 
men were able to cast .a more intelli- 
gent ballot than ever before. The de- 
partment is now engaged in an educa- 
tional campaign before clubs on meas- 
ures now before the legislature relating 
to women and children. 

Country Life, Mrs. Howard S. Trotter 

Twenty-seven clubs have reported 
activity along country life develop- 
ment. Bishop, Van Nuys and Comp- 
ton clubs have established public rest 
rooms, seven clubs have opened 
libraries, and all report good work in 
planting and beautifying highways. 
Compton reports having secured an or- 
dinance that compels the care of vacant 

Club Extension, Mrs. D. M. Cate, Mrs. 
L. C. Holt, Mrs. W. E. Goodyear 

Club Extension has unearthed 36 
unfederated clubs with the assistance 
of Federation enthusiasts. The plan of 
campaign has been : To federated 
clubs — The History of Federation and 
the organization or running machinery 
of Federation ; to unfederated clubs — 
a talk on "What is Federation, and 
why you should enter it" ; and to some 
discouraged and worn out by depend- 
ence on self alone, a talk on the Vital 
Forces in Club Work. Fourteen clubs 
have Federated this year. (List else- 



Philanthropy, Mrs. Artilissa Clark 

To the Philanthropy department only 
27 clubs reported. Activities lie not 
only in exhaustible charity relief work, 
but care of the sick, co-operation with 
the court, in cases of juvenile delin- 
quency, securing of big brothers for 
boys, use of club houses for local chari- 
ties, co-operation with educational 
committees in settlement work, and 
advising and establishing working poli- 

Peace, Mrs. Frank Stephens 
Great interest and enthusiasm are 
manifest among the clubs in the cam- 
paign of education to mold public opin- 
ion toward a demand for fair play, 
friendliness and justice in international 
affairs. The Gardena Progressive con- 
ducted a successful prize essay contest. 
Resolutions against militarism and ex- 
cessive armaments have been widely 

Forestry, Mrs. Charles Robinson 
The principal work is legislative. 
The department will continue its work 
for a new non-sale of game law, and 
the fire prevention bill, a means to 
which is the effort to get the Angelus 
forest declared a game refuge for five 
years. The department employs the 
use of slides and photos loaned by the 
United States Forest Service to show 
actual forest conditions. 

Literature, Mrs. Edward Winterer 
The Wednesday IMorning Club, Los 
Angeles, has a Shakespeare Section, 
from which club members may be grad- 
uated by studying 16 plays -with a 
written paper on each ; a Dickens sec- 
tion ; a Book and Conversation section. 
Glendale and Hollywood have library 
programs : Hollywood has a Drama 
and Shakespeare section. The Shakes- 
peare section of Pasadena Shakespeare 
Club has a membership of 200. Col- 
lege Woman's Club is studying con- 
temporary drama. The section has 
promised to support the Civic Reper- 
tory Company, acting as sponsor to the 
bill it will present in April. Long 
Beach Ebell has a department of Lit- 
erature, 30 members studying the 
drama, and 20 studying the Chautau- 
qua course of four years. 

Art, Mrs. T. M. Walker 

The growth of the Art Department 
in the district has been so great that 
the work calls for more than the time 
of one chairman. The clubs are doing 
practical work for their members, hold- 
ing many exhibits and arranging to 
have these exhibits open to the public. 
The Friday Morning Club, the Shakes- 
peare Club, South Pasadena Club, Hol- 
lywood Club and the College Woman's 
Club, owing to their large membership, 
have held the greatest number of ex- 

Music, Carrie Stone Freeman 
The Music Department has tried to 
carry out the educational idea in all of 
its work, hence the lecture-recital has 
been freely advocated. The depart- 
ment has made it a point to advocate a 
respectful hearing for music, and the 
abatement of the encore nuisance. The 
section has been invited to participate 
in the program of the American Music 
Convention in Los Angeles in June. 

Harmonia Club is fostering a Music 
School Settlement Association. Mati- 
nee Musical Club has two new depart- 
ments. Drama and a Composers Crea- 
tive section, with Miss Fannie Dillon 
as head. This club awards medals for 
the best original composition in song, 
piano or string instrument. 

Historian, Mrs. Frank Caldwell 
In response to the department's call 
for club history, 93 clubs have sent 
written histories, which are on file in 
this department. 

Waters, Mrs. E. R. Brainerd 
There are two uses to which water 
may be put — to domestic use to sustain 
life, and to navigation, power develop- 
ment or to irrigation to produce reve- 
nue. Water for domestic use should 
be sold as cheaply as is compatible with 
efficient service. The great conserva- 
tion problem is in connection with reve- 
nue-producing uses of water. Con- 
served conservation is putting a 
resource not simply to a beneficial use, 
but to the most beneficial use to be 
found'. The only way to find a fair 
answer is to determine which use will 
produce the most benefit to the most 
people for the longest time. 



Press, Ella H. Durley 

The year has been devoted to an ef- 
fort to bring the club and the press, 
particularly the Federation Press, into 
closer and more harmonious relations, 
that they may be of mutual service, 
since the press needs the co-operation 
of the club quite as much as the club 
requires the influence of the press. 

History and Landmarks, Mrs. Carlton 

Clubs which have reported giving 
one day to California History are Lau- 
rel Canyon Woman's Club, Irwindale 
Miscellany Club of Covina, Wednes- 
day Morning Club, Los Angeles ; Mary 
Williams Club of Avalon, Pomona 
Ebell, the California Chapter of Col- 
orado Cliff DweUings Association, the 
Travel Club of Los Angeles. 
Library Information and Reciprocity 
Mrs. Adelaide Brewer 

The department has arranged for 24 
reciprocity days: Santa Monica Bay 
Woman's, Whittier Woman's, Downey 
Saturday Afternoon, Montebello Wo- 
man's, Eagle Rock Twentieth Century, 
Friday Morning, Southern California 
Woman's Press, San Pedro Woman's, 
Van Nuys Woman's, Los Angeles Cos- 
mos, Pasadena Shakespeare, Echo Park 
Mother's, Sawtelle Woman's, Glendale 
Tuesday Afternoon, Rosecrans, Averill 
Study, W. A. R. M. A., Long Beach 
College Woman's, Covina Monday 
Afternoon, Azusa Woman's, Boyle 
Heights Entre Nous, and Pasadena 
Study clubs. 
Political Science, Mrs. Mattison Jones 

Three full programs have been given 
to Compton Pathfinders, Long Beach 
Woman's City Club and Downey Sat- 
urday Afternoon Club, Reciprocity 
short talks at Van Nuys and Sierra 
Madre; future programs at Matinee 
Musical. Gardena Progressive, and 

Parliamentary, Mrs. I. W. Gleason 

Reported by 15 clubs. Woman's 
City Club of Long Beach shows the 
best work in studying parhamentary 
law, using 46 books on parliamentary 
study. Eight clubs have held contests. 

Education, Mrs. Malone Joyce 

Ebell and Friday Morning Clubs, 
Los Angeles, are continuing their sub- 
scription to the scholarship fund. 
Boyle Heights Entre Nous gave $3 to 
the same fund, and the Cosmos Club 
will contribute later. College Woman's 
Club, Los Angeles, supports a loan 
fund of $300 and has a protege at Cali- 
fornia University, and intends helping 
others as rapidly as finances will admit. 
Long Beach Ebell and Laurel Canyon 
Woman's Club have held interesting 
educational programs. 
University Club House Loan Fund, 
Mrs. J. J. Steadman 

From December, 1914, to March 1, 
1915, ten clubs have contributed $39.20 
to the fund. 


Convention music was a special fea- 
ture of the program under the direction 
of Mrs. Carrie Stone Freeman, district 
chairman. There was a splendid con- 
cert given Wednesday evening in the 
ballroom of Hotel Virginia, featuring 
American composers ; interpretations 
by artists from the Woman's' Orches- 
tra, Los Angeles Matinee Musical club, 
Schubert club. Woman's Music Study 
club of Long Beach, Los Angeles Har- 
monia club and Santa Barbara Music 
Study club. 

A vesper organ recital was given 
Thursday afternoon at First Congrega- 
tional church, and a musical program 
Tuesday evening under the auspices of 
the hostess club, the Long Beach Ebell. 
A special reading of "Enoch Arden" 
by Rev. Henry Kendall Booth, with 
special music setting by Strauss, and 
played by Miss Laurelle Chase, was 
given Wednesday afternoon in compli- 
ment to the new clubs. 

Mrs. Robert J. Burdette, first Presi- 
dent of the California Federation, gave 
greetings at the Wednesday afternoon 
session, giving in a clever way a resume 
of the history of the early days of Fed- 
eration in California. 




Since our last letter to The Club- 
woman it has been our privilege to 
address the Alameda, Los Angeles and 
Northern District conventions, and to 
address two large reciprocity meetings 
in the San Jo.aquin A'alley District. 
We greatly appreciated the efforts of 
the women of Tulare and Fresno in 
arranging these last two meetings, in- 
asmuch as we were prevented from at- 
tending the San Joaquin Valley 
District Convention by serious illness 
and bad weather. 

Two other notable days were greatly 
enjoyed — ]^Iarch 6. when we were the 
guest of the Santa Barbara Woman's 
Club at a Reciprocity luncheon and 
special meeting, which gave us the op- 
portunitv of rneeting the presidents' of 
manv Federated clubs of Santa Bar- 
bara' county ; and IMarch 17, when the 
Wednesday Club of Alhambra enter- 
tained the' members of the State and 
Los Angeles District Executive boards 
at luncheon and let us enjoy with them 
the delightful reciprocity of a Daugh- 
ters' dav program. 

The Wednesday Club of Alhambra 
is to be congratulated, for at this meet- 
ing it was clearly demonstrated that in 
the hands of these fair daughters. who_ 
tomorrow will be the clubwomen of 
Alhambra, the future of the Wednes- 
day Club is safe and sure. 

it would be pleasant and profitable, 
if space permitted, to speak of the in- 
spiration and satisfaction we have felt 
in each and every club visit we have 
made this year. Not one, but all, merit 
special mention. It has been a joy to 
pav these visits, and our whole life has 
been enriched by the friendship of the 
splendid women of these clubs. 

The work of the California Federa- 
tion has been splendidly reported in 
each of the six District Conventions, 
and we anticipate with satisfaction the 
wonderful TOTALS when the f^nal 
summing up is made at the State Con- 
vention in San Francisco May 17-22. 
We have reached the last lap of the 
year's work and feel the jov that comes 

FORT. Let every club have full rep- 
resentation in that convention to share 
the satisfaction that belongs to all, and 
to plan better methods and wiser meas- 
ures for the year to come. 
Yours sincerely, 


The new election by-law for the Los 
Angeles District was passed without a 
dissenting vote in convention assem- 
bled, and Mrs. George Monroe, Mrs. 
Harry J. Slater and JMiss Lloy Galpin, 
the efficient revision committee, are be- ■ 
ing congratulated by a host of clubwo- 
men who feel that the district has been 
'"emancipated from autocracy and that 
the new method of electing officers will 
make for a new Federation democ- 

It was rumored that there would be 
keen opposition to this new procedure 
because of the fact that there were wo- 
men who felt that the former method 
had always proved satisfactory. The 
new method places the power of nom- 
inations in the hands of the clubs them- 
selves and does away with a nominat- 
ing committee. The plan, briefly, fol- 
lows : 

Officers of the district and members 
of the state nominating and credential 
committees shall be nominated directly 
by clubs. There will be an election 
board of five members who will choose 
their own chairman and no member of 
which shall be of the executive board ; 
and each club shall have the privilege 
of stating its preference for candidates 
for all offices. 

If a full ticket is not secured then 
the election board will fill it. All nom- 
inees must receive the endorsement of 
at least five clubs. Voters will be given 
a first, second and third choice for 
each office, and are so privileged to 
mark their ballot. Nominees receiving 
a majority of first choice votes will be 
declared elected ; and if there is no ma- 
jority then a canvass of second choice, 
and if necessary third choice votes, will 
be made. 




By Mrs. C. H. Ritchie, District Chzdrman of Civics 

Pasadena Shakespeare Club joined 
other Pasadena clubs in a clean-up day, 
is making effort to abolish billboards 
and real estate signs. Montebello Club 
maintains county library, working for 
uniform tree planting. Los Angeles 
Business Woman's Civic League, Civic 
education of members. Ventura Wed- 
nesday Afternoon Club distributed 
poppy seed for Ventura County beau- 

Poinsettia of Saticoy acquired 
ground for park purposes, beautifying 
school rooms, grounds, and tree plant- 
ing. Long Beach Ebell aids "city 
beautiful" efforts. Paso Robles con- 
tributed toward purchase and planting 
of street trees. Santa Barbara Wo- 
man's Club aided P.-T. A. in a "Better 
Babies" campaign. 

Woman's Improvement Association, 
South Pasadena, assisted in cleaning 
vacant lots, investigated milk supply 
and the movies, endorsed child labor 
bills. Woman's Improvement Club of 
Bishop, uniform tree planting; play- 
grounds, drinking fountain in school 
grounds. Pico Heights Book Club 
working for a park. 

Compton Pathfinders, clean-up day, 
improvement of club house grounds, 
public comfort station, tree planting. 
Laurel Canyon persuaded the county 
commissioners to straighten the can- 
yon road and plant it with 175 rose 
bushes, and with the Hoolywood Club 
is working for the extension of Holly- 
wood Boulevard to the canyon. 

Rosecrans gave money to Echo Park 
playground, and is interested in Cole- 
man House. Highland Park Ebell is 
a member of Juvenile Protective Asso- 
ciation and works for city beautiful. 
Pio Pico has installed a county library 
at the Ranchito school house, and es- 
tablished a playground. 

Pacoima Club fitted up a reading 
room for working men, has a hall and a 
piano for their meetings, and gives use 
of same to the young people of the dis- 
trict. Glendale Tuesday Afternoon has 
planted trees on two auto roads 

through their city, had a clean-up day, 
secured appointment of more police. 
Hollywood Woman's Club helps in all 
civic work in their community. Oxnard 
Monday Club takes active interest in 
all public welfare work, and gave $75 to 
the playground. 

Gardena Progressive has beautified 
its club house grounds and is working 
for all civic betterments. Los Angeles 
Wednesday Morning took active part 
in billboard agitation and municipal 
band question. Sierra Madre Woman's 
Club works for a clean city and uni- 
form tree planting. 

Van Nuys Woman's Club has opened 
a rest room in the old P. E. station, 
planting the grounds, has planted all 
vacant lots ; sees that back yards and 
alleys are kept clean. Cudahy Ranch 
Alpha Club has worked to beautify 
school grounds. 

Monrovia Woman's Club has worked 
especially to clean up the Mexican 
quarter, and to have a compulsory 
fumigation of houses where there have 
been tubercular cases. Tropico Tues- 
day Afternoon has contributed to the 
drinking fountain and secured the ap- 
pointment of a humane officer for their 
district. ' 

Van Nuys Woman's club is organizing a 
woman's chorus of IS members from its 
own city. This club is in a flourishing con- 

Wednesday Morning club. Los Angeles, 
contemplates furnishing a room in the new 
Florence Crittendon Home; has entertained 
200 children from Coleman House. 

Tropico Thursday Afternoon club is 
working along Federation sectional lines, 
has bought a lot for $1500 and has installed 
a drinking fountain costing $150. 

Fortnightly Club of Moorpark claims to 
be the tiniest "baby" of Federation, and is 
studying the literature of countries. This 
club is well on its way toward club success. 

Bellflower Mary Arden club of twelve 
members has been in Federation one month. 
It studies Shakespeare and has most inter- 
esting programs. 



Mrs. Henry DeNyse 

Under the proposed County Federa- 
tion plan there would be the usual 
executive officers, and in place of six 
District Presidents there would be six 
Directors, 59 board members, each a 
County President. The State Presi- 
dent-elect would be the member-at- 

The County Federations to be re- 
sponsible to the state organization as 
the District Federations now are. Each 
County President to be a voting board 
member. Each county to have an ex- 
ecutive board and Federation Depart- 
ment Chairman, as is now done in the 
six districts. 

The district boundaries to be re- 
tained as now, but instead of maintain- 
ing a district board and Federation de- 
partment, there shall be elected from 
each of the six districts one director, 
who will call District Councils through 
County Presidents when advisable. 
This director to attend County Federa- 
tion meetings and club meetings when 
possible and generally promote Fed- 
eration interests. Each director to be 
apportioned not less than $50 each year 
from state funds to promote general 
work of her district. 

State department chairmen to con- 
tact Federated clubs direct. 

State Corresponding Secretary to 
contact clubs direct for state year book 
for speed, accuracy and general effi- 

The executive board to meet regular- 
ly once a month at the call of the Pres- 
ident, at least two meetings each year 
to be held in San Francisco and two in 
Los Angeles. The executive board 
would not be too large if all members 
attended, but would mean represetna- 
tion from all over the state and a real 
action of the California Federation. 

In counties where there are no clubs 
the State President, with the approval 
of the board, will appoint a County 
Chairman or President, whose duty it 
will be to organize and federate clubs 
and groups of women throughout her 

The annual state meeting to be held 
in October. The President-elect to be- 
come immediately a voting member of 
the executive board and to be called a 

All officers to assume duties July 1 
following election at annual meeting. 
Fiscal year to begin July L 

Annual year book to be issued by the 
retiring President and board. State 
dues 10 cents per capita, due and pay- 
able at the beginning of the fiscal year, 
delinquent April L County Federa- 
tion dues shall be 5 cents per capita, or 
more, as decided by the counties them- 

Each county should have the full 22 
departments. The expense of handling 
the work through county organizations 
will be minimized because of the close 
personal touch of the County President 
with her members. 


The Resolutions Committee, Mrs. W. 
C. Mushet, chairman, were not deluged 
with resolutions, as seems the usual 
custom at conventions. On the con- 
trary, only four were presented outside 
of the regular courtesy resolutions. 

These were : Endorsement of build- 
ing a $10,000 John Muir trail in the 
High Sierras (majority) ; approval of 
the $50,000 Caroline Severance State 
Endowment Fund (unanimous) ; re- 
quest to the University of California 
that half the appropriation through the 
Smith-Lever Bill be made to farm 
women through farm centers (unani- 
mous) ; and disapproval of movement 
to introduce military training into the 
schools (unanimous). 

The courtesies resolution were an ex- 
pression of appreciation to the Long 
Beach Ebell, convention hostess, chair- 
men of committees, and to the press for 
their work to make the convention a 

Santa Paula Ebell is working for a club 
house. It has done considerable philan- 
thropic work together with its other sec- 
tional activities in Federation departments. 




Mrs. Mattison Jones 

(Excerpts Convention Paper) 

When we, as women, realize that all 
political reforms should work for the 
betterment of conditions which either 
directly or indirectly afifect the home, 
and when we learn how to secure these 
reforms, then we shall see the efficient 
voting which is the only efifective mor- 
alizer of politics. 

In the past few years an organiza- 
tion of tremendous political power has 
come into existence, consisting of over 
one million Federated clubwomen. A 
wonderful power, if used rightly ! From 
the little isolated Federated club, 
through the entire district, state and 
General Federation, many of the same 
problems are reviewed and studied in 
an almost endless chain. Over 30,000 
of these Federated sisters are our own 
California women, who may not only 
study these same issues, but vote upon 
them as well. 

Ask yourself if your vote will aid in 
securing protection for working wo- 
men, or in securing pure food, or in 
diminishing the cost of living, or in the 
abolishment of child labor, liquor traf- 
fic and prostitution. These things may 
not directly concern your home, but 
they do afifect some other woman's 

As club members and home-makers 
we should be proud of our politics ; and 
when we can regard our politics and 
our religion as safe to be taken in the 
same dose, then we shall have no need 
to fear the word "politics." 

The training of citizens to decide in- 
telligently into whose hands the gov- 
ernment power may be safely placed in 
order to secure the prosperity, peace 
and safety of our nation, as well as 
guard the threshold of our homes, is 
one of the greatest honors which our 
Federation can boast. 

Politics in our Federation? Yes, a 
thousand times! A "new politics" — 
politics women are not ashamed to 
stand for and work for — politics which 
spell reform rather than partisanship, 
when things will succeed because they 

are right, rather than because of the 
political wire-pulling methods of the 
past — politics which spell peace. 

Above all, let not our Federation be 
made a tool for partisan schemes. Let 
us be "wise as serpents, but harmles-s 
as doves." Let us not be looked upon 
as office-seekers; rather let the office 
seek the woman. 


Mrs. Lloyd Harmon, District record- 
ing secretary, considered one of the 
prettiest women in the Los Angeles 
District, presented the presidents of the 
new clubs to the convention at the 
Wednesday afternoon session. These 
sixteen new clubs are alive and flour- 
ishing, and will not only receive great 
benefits from Federation, but Federa- 
tion will contain that much more red 
blood to course through the arteries of 
world afifairs. 

Clubs admitted were as follows, with 
the presidents : 

Venice Woman's club, Mrs. W. H. 
Anderson ; Arcadia Woman's club, 
Miss Ollie Palmer; San Fernando 
Ebell, Mrs. T. J. Walker ; Owensmouth 
Woman's club, Mrs. L. C. Kimball, Jr. ; 
Lankershim Woman's club, Mrs. J. W. 
Deupree ; Los Angeles University 
Book club, Mrs. Ruby Sinclair; Moor- 
park Fortnightly club, Mrs. I. Thacker; 
Bellfiower Mary Arden club, Mrs. S. P. 
Nippart; Los Angeles Sunshine Socie- 
ty, Mrs. Charles Demund ; Los Angeles 
Schubert club, Mrs. J. T. Anderson; 
Long Beach College Woman's club, 
Mrs. George Kingsley; Pacoima Wom- 
an's club, Mrs. Lydia Parker Thatcher; 
Arlington club, Mrs. Clara R. Grey; 
Baldwin Park club, Mrs. Celia A. J. 
Rix; San Fernando Valley Woman's 
Civic league, Mrs. Margaret Hersko- 
vits ; Hynes Clearwater Woman's Bet- 
terment club, Mrs. Ora Chalmers. 

Los Angeles Galpin Shakespeare club has 
lis members and is not only studying- 
Shakespeare but also French drama. 




Miss Ednah Anne Rich, State Chairman 

"Home-making is a vocation with a 
commercial side, but not a commercial 
spirit, and the crafts that serve it 
should be taught to women as a prepa- 
ration for their part in the ministry of 
life," quoted from the Home Econom- 
ics Chairman of New Jersey, expresses 
clearly the attitude which the Women's 
Clubs ma}^ adopt toward the depart- 
ment of their club work dealing with 
their "every-day life." 

The training for efhciency requires 
personal attention to the utilitarian 
facts of home administration, but "the 
home cannot become a business." 
Home is the foundation on which civ- 
ilization is built, and all the arts and 
sciences serve it, as truly as the com- 
mercial world activities support it. 

"Vocational guidance" is becoming 
a necessity in modern life, and who are 
the advisers of the girls as they step 
forth from their school world? The 
one who has given the counsel is ; not 
the mother in the home, but the teacher 
who is trying to study into the condi- 
tions of the industrial world. More 
and more women are taking their 
places as wage-earners in the same 
kind of work as men, and when they 
leave their positions to take up house- 
keeping they often close the door to 
happiness in their new surroundings 
because of their unfamiliarity with the 
fundamental truths of woman's voca- 

The vocational aspect of home eco- 
nomics offers wondrous opportunities 
to the mature woman. The state, rec- 
ognizing the value of home environ- 
ment for its special ward's, the half- 
orphans, has established a "mother's 
pension" fund. But who is training 
those mothers to make wise use of the 
state's assistance? The Industrial 
Commission and the Immigration Com- 
mission are striving to raise the eco- 
nomic standard of the wage-earner. 
The legislature provides for state insti- 
tutions, but who is to bring into them 
that intangible atmosphere to which 

the unfortunates are entitled? Youths 
are sent to institutions of learning and 
undermine their physical constitutions, 
also their standards of morality, be- 
cause they cannot pay the price of good 
food and because they lose, for some 
years, all touch with the ideals of home. 
Wage-earners have to submit to al- 
most intolerable conditions because of 
poor cooking and worse serving. What 
has this to do with Woman's Clubs 
and home economics? The matter is 
significant in that women shall recog- 
nize that their privilege lies in e.xtend- 
ing and broadening the significance of 
the term "home" until it shall include 
all the state and community problems 
as well as those of the individual 

Clubwomen can then help by giving 
support to their fellow-townswomen 
who are trying to contribute to voca- 
tional home economics by their tea 
rooms, their delicatessens, their day 
nurseries and, above all, their house- 
keeping responsibilities in schools and 
hotels, large and small. 

Womankind must protect the de- 
fenseless children and able men 
through their study of nutrition. Club- 
women, take pride in 3'our home-mak- 
ing vocation, a calling quite as proud 
as that of the professions of medicine 
or art or music. Study tp be efficient. 

California has at Santa Barbara the 
first professional school for Home Eco- 
nomics and Manual Arts exclusively 
established in the United States. Train- 
ing is for the regularly accredited Uni- 
versity and Normal students, and also 
for the mature woman with experience 
in home-making who shall go out into 
the world's work as one trained in in- 
stitutional management. Nurse grad- 
uates of Santa Barbara Normal may 
become dieteticians, social service or 
immigration visitors. 

Los Anigeles Business Woman's Civic 
league is an association of women for pro- 
gress, individuality, efficiency, which in- 
cludes social responsibility. 



Mrs. Howard S. Trotter 

District Chairman Country Life 

The Country Life department has 
been urging activities in the rural and 
suburban clubs in four distinct direc- 
tions. First, symmetry in planting and 
beauty of tree and shrubs to line the 
highways that connect such clubs, aim- 
ing for state-wide activity which would 
provide for the parking of the Califor- 
nia highways and for their permanent 
care; second, for the small town, vil- 
lage and hamlet, the establishment of 
a public rest room ; third, to foster and 
build an attractive and satisfactory so- 
cial life for the youth of each individual 

Pleasure and recreation have been 
commercialized in the city, but be- 
cause recreation cannot be so handled 
in the rural and suburban communities 
there has been a disposition on the part 
of the ruling element to ignore and dis- 
regard this one of the actual necessities 
of life and youth. Music and games 
are the twin forces to work out this de- 
velopment. Each community has its 
own definite problem and its own obvi- 
ous solution for the earnest club to 

The Teacherage or School Manse is 
the fourth division, and the only one 
that has been only discussed and not 
attempted by any community in the 
Los Angeles- District. Seven states 
have equipped such homes for the use 
of their teachers. The state of Wash- 
ington has established 90 homes in 
connection with their rural schools, and 
are finding that a stronger, happier 
teaching force is the result. 

The rural school at present .is the 
training ground for the city's teachers, 
the experiment station where the 
young, would-be teacher tries her pow- 
ers and teaching ability on the poorly 
guarded, helpless rural child. The 
teacher may or may not grow by the 
experiment ; but no one can expect the 
child to develop as he might with an 
able, experienced, trained teacher. 


One of the most interesting and dis- 
tinguished figures at the convention 
was Mrs. Kate Waller Barrett, of , 
Washington, D. C, and special repre- 
sentative for aliens under bond at the 
San Francisco Exposition, who spoke 
on Prevention and Rescue Work ; cen- 
tralizing her theme especially on the 
protection of young women who come 
either as visitors or employes to big 

"A woman or girl coming to the ex- 
position should at least be kept as 
good as she was when she came. San 
Francisco is going to be free from 
many curses which have been features 
of other expositions because of the 
work of women who are awakened 
to the responsibility of safe guard- 
ing women less fortunate than them- 
selves. One woman officer was placed 
on the exposition grounds in Paris; 
ten served in St. Louis, and San 
Francisco has adopted other plans to 
safeguard grls on the grounds. The 
world has known that women have 
hearts ; now it is proved that they have 
heads. The oneness of Motherhood is 

The speaker was introduced by Mrs. 
Frank E. Wolfe, a life long friend, who 
gave a brief resume of Mrs. Barrett's 

The Drama Section of the Friday 
Morning Club gave the program Thurs- 
day evening, Gertrude Keller Bagley 
giving a reading of Galsworthy's "The 
Mob," and Mrs. Benjamin Goldman a 
talk on "The Study of the Drama." 
Mrs. T. G. Harriman of the Long 
Beach Ebell gave a contralto solo with 
Miss Laurelle Chase at the piano. 

Avalon Woman's club is doing Federa- 
tion work even though isolated from all 
other clubs by the Pacific Ocean. It is a 
study club. 

Whittier Woman's club is holding local 
reciprocity meetings and is exchanging pro- 
grams with nearby clubs. 



Cairrie Stone Freemein 

District Chairman Music 

^lusic represents the self-moved ac- 
tivity of the souL In no other art is 
the difference so great between the 
inspired and the merely mechanically- 

It is the artist who sees the deeper 
meaning of the lake and ocean ; the 
artist, the poet, who sees deepest into 
the depths of the soul. Hence in art 
works one finds represented the mo- 
ments of the soul's redemption conflict, 
through which every individual must 
pass. These conflicts are not represent- 
able in architecture or sculpture, al- 
though sculpture has tried this. In 
painting they may come to a limited 
extent, but a painting is necessarily 
but a single moment of life : it gives us 
onl)' a position, a relation, a contrast. 
Whereas no account of a soul-conflict 
is intelligible which does not give us 
the opposing principles, and also their 
collision and final resolution in the tri- 
umph of good. This would be a stor)- 
too long for painting, but ]\Iusic can 
give us a prolonged action of the soul, 
a whole life history ! In this is its great 
superiorit}' m spiritualit}^ to the other 
forms of art. 

Listen for the music of rustling 
leaves under your feet as you tramp 
through the woods beside the laughing, 
bounding stream that sings to you and 
chatters gayly about the birds upon 
yonder mountain. Everything in the 
universe is throbbing in its own 
rhythm. Listen always for these three 
elements of Music — Rhythm. Melody 
and Harmony. It is everywhere about 
you. Next to the music of the pines, 
the most impressive form of music is 
the beating of the surf upon the sand 
or rocks of the shore. More than in 
the music of the pines, the element of 
rhj'thm is here strongly and regularly 
accentuated. The melody is also more 
definite, if less moving. Harmony, in 
some degree, is present in the union of 
sounds made by the wash of the long 
rolling waves on the irregular contour 
of the shore. Something of all the ele- 
ments of the art of Music is present. 


As general-in-chief of courtesies, 
Mrs. P. S. -NlacXee, President of the 
Long Beach Ebell, inspired the conven- 
tion visitors with her gracious sixth 
sense of courtesy. 

On all sides demands were fulfilled 
untiring and with sweetness and tact. 
Her category was complete from smiles 
to "red pepper," and that was com- 
plete in itself. 

Another interesting figure of the con- 
vention was that charming little lady, 
Airs. C. A. ^^"iley, chairman of arrange- 
ment, who marshaled her forces with 
precision and completeness. To the 
long committee lists we offer our 

Outlook association, Los Angeles, which 
for four years made a campaign for the 
Torrens Land Law, is now engaged in a 
spectacular nation-wide campaign for the 
passage of the David Lubin National Mar- 
keting .Association Bill at present in com- 
mittee in congress. 

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Officers and chairmen of committees 
of the Local Board which is planning 
for the "local" entertainment of the 
State convention are : Mrs. Percy S. 
King, President San Francisco Dis- 
trict; Chairman, Miss Jessica Lee 
Briggs, 1942 Hyde St. ; Vice-Chairman, 
Mrs. D. J. McMaster, 1849 Jackson St. ; 
Recording Secretary, Mrs. Louis Hertz, 
Hotel Bristol ; Corresponding Secre- 
tary, Mrs. Raymond B. Hollingsworth, 
349 Locust St.; Treasurer, Mrs. E. D. 
Knight, 238 San Jose Ave. ; Auditor, 
Mrs. F. F. Bostwick, Mill Valley. 

Committees : Art, Mrs. Edwin Stadt- 
muller, assisted by the State Chairman, 
Miss Ethel M. Wickes; Auditorium, 
Mrs. C. E. Grunsky; Decoration, Mrs. 
Ray E. Steiner; Excursion, Mrs. Myer 
Jacobs ; Furnishings, Miss Florence 
Musto ; Hospitality, Mrs. John H. Fer- 
ine ; Hotels, Miss Jennie Partridge ; In- 
formation, Miss Margaret Curry; Mu- 
sic, Mrs. Cecil Mark, advised by State 
Chairman, Mrs. Longbotham, and As- 
sistant Chairman, Mrs. Hope H. Swin- 
ford ; Platform, Mrs. S. E. Peart ; Print- 
ing, Miss Bessie Roche ; reception, 
Mrs. E. G. Denniston ; Registration, 
Mrs. Einar Wismer ; Special Courtesy, 
Mrs. David Henderson ; Trains, Mrs. 
George Mullin ; Ushers and Pages, 
Mrs. William E. Secombe. 

The pages who did the work of carry- 
ing the spoken and written word from 
woman to woman during the conven- 
tion programs are to be complimented 
on the efficiency with which the)' per- 
formed their tasks. They were Mrs. L. 
G. Stone, Mmes. Meteer, Munholland, 
Andrews, Rice, Steinke, Dodge, Thars- 
ing Schei, AValter Case, A. B. Austin, 
J. W. Anderson, Miss Ringheim. 

Somis Thursday club is doing work for 
the rural women, their children and hus- 
bands, distributed $175 worth of presents, 
and held a municipal Christmas tree. 


Mrs. Lillian Pray-Palmer, whose ad- 
ministration stands for a $50,000 State 
Endowment fund, that will enable the 
Federation to carry on its work with 
financial self-respect, gave a fine talk 
at the opening of the convention on 
plans for raising the fund which is 
known as the Caroline Severance Me- 
morial Endowment fund. 

The state president would have club 
women raise this fund as a consecra- 
tion of their power to Federation work 
and development. A gift of $100 places 
one on the founders' roll ; of $50, on 
the honor roll ; while for any sum, small 
or great, a club woman may place the 
nam.c of her mother on the "Mothers' 
Memorial Roll." 

Three hundred dollars has already 
been contributed to the fund which is 
in charge of the state treasurer. 

Mr. James S. McGraw was given the 
platform to ask clubwomen to give 
their endorsement to a bill presented 
before the Assembly that_ the Bible 
shall be deemed a non— sectarian book 
and that it should be read in the 
schools. After a spirited discussion, in 
which both sides advanced keen and 
logical arguments, the vote showed a 
majority in favor. 

Miss Kate Foley, herself a victim of 
infantile blindness, asked and received 
the endorsement of the District for a 
bill which will provide that an anti- 
septic be dropped in the eyes of new 
born infants as a preventative of the 
scourge of infantile blindness, such pre- 
ventative to be made and administered 
under competent supervision. 

Boyle Heights Entre Nous has paid $500 
for a lot and is planning on a club house. 
Civics is an important department of work. 

Ten states were indirectly repre- 
sented at the Los Angeles District con- 
vention by women who formerh^ had 
been connected with Federations of 
other states or who held office in the 
General Federation. 




The personnel of the 1915-1916 dis- 
trict board was practically unchanged 
bv the election. The roster includes 
Mrs. H. A. Cable, president; Mrs. D. 
M. Cate, vice president; Mrs. L. W. 
Harmon, recording- secretary; Mrs. R. 
C. Shipman, corresponding; secretary 
(re-elected) ; Airs. W. E. Goodyear of 
Somis, treasurer ; Mrs. Charles A. Rob- 
inson of Covina, auditor; Mrs. Harry 
J. Slater, Santa Monica, chairman State 
nominating committee, and Mrs. 
Charles A. Wiley of Long Beach, mem- 
ber State credential committee. 

Great credit for the conduct of the 
election is due the election board mem- 
bers. Mrs. Christopher M. Gordon, 
judge ; Mrs. P. S. McNutt, inspector : 
]\Irs. D. AA'ebster and Airs. L. C. Kim- 
ball, Jr., tellers. 

Mrs. Dallas Alason Cate, in her re- 
port as chairman of program, said : 
"The skirts of our by-laws have be- 
come too short," and that "all our 
strength is in our union ; all our weak- 
ness in our discords." 

Los Angeles Council of Jewish Women 
are doing immigration work at Ellis Island, 
has 18 standing- committees, is interested 
in social welfare, and has established a nur- 
sery which is now a social center. 

Echo Park Mother's club, Los Angeles, 
is training children and working for com- 
munity betterment, a big problem to tackle 

San Fernando Valley Ebell. organized a 
few days before Federation, is already doing 
useful work in its vicinity. Members say 
they organized to lift themselves out of the 
daily routine into the busy world where 
women do things. 

Boyle Heights Civic League secured a 
municipal market site for their section of 
Los Angeles and have secured a motor 
truck in place of horses for their fire dis- 

San Pedro Woman's club works for indi- 
vidual, development, has current events, 
home economics section and has done civic 
and philanthropic work. 



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heart of the city. 

Dancing in the open air on a beauti- 
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trees. Then a plunge in the swimming 

Instruction from Ruth St. Denis, 
world famous dancer, and Ted Shawn, 
America's foremost danseur. 

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Mrs. Russell J. Waters, Presideni 
Friday Morning Club, gave an inter- 
esting" talk before the convention on 
"Speculations in Futures." In brief 
her thoughts were : "To succeed in ful- 
filling the Federation spirit, we must 
accomplish the complete solidarity of 
women. We must first complete the 
annihilation of the so-called political 
methods of women. That we have 
some in our ranks who are pernicious, 
we must acknowledge. From these 
we should withhold office. When we 
know a woman is disruptive, we must 
keep her out of executive power. Never 
should our solidarity be threatened by 
those who seek to gain personal ends. 
The most important thing is the edu- 
cation of the undeveloped woman." 

Mrs. J. R. Mason, Director of the 
Connecticut State Federation, and Mrs. 
Homer Miller, former President of the 
Iowa State Federation, were introduced 
by Mrs. Waters. Mrs. Mason placed 
emphasis on the Federation spirit of 
service, saying; "It means humility, 
charity and self-lessness. We must 
submerge our personal ambitions for 
the great ambition of the whole." Mrs. 
Miller spoke of the solidarity of women 
and outlined briefly plans for the G. F. 
W\ G. Council, which will be held in 
Portland, Ore., June 1-3. 

It is welcome news to learn that Mrs. 
Frank Garrett of Los Angeles is state trans- 
portation chairman for the Federation con- 
vention in San Francisco. She has proved 
her efficiency in handling this most intri- 
cate office. Women are urged to make their 
train reservations through her. 

The Business Woman's Civic Club of Los 
Angeles has appointed a club Federation 
Secretary in accordance with the sugges- 
tion of the State President. Mrs. Lillian 
Pray-Palmer. Miss Daphne Isgrigg. who 
will hold this office, is a most efficient 
choice and will make her influence felt in 
the new capacity. She is also president of 
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One of the most intensely interesting 
events of the convention was the Par- 
liamentary Law drill contest, in which 
six parliamentary students from as 
many clubs answered difficult parlia- 
mentary questions put to them on the 
platform by Mrs. I. ^^^ Gleason, the 
capable district chairman, who inaug- 
urated the contests in individual clubs 
for the purpose of stimulating interest 
and practice in parliamentary drill. 

The result was a tie between Mrs. P. 
S. IMcNutt, Glendale Tuesday After- 
noon club, and Mrs. Hartlej- Packard, 
South Pasadena \\'oman"s Improve- 
ment association, and they drew lots to 
decide, Mrs. McNutt winning the pen- 
nani and silk flag. 

!Mrs. J. A. Osgood, State parliamen- 
tarian, made the presentation speech. 
Others in the contest were Mrs. A. J. 
Zimmerman, Los Angeles Travel club ; 
^liss Daphne Isgrigg. Blue Bell Cul- 
ture club ; Mrs. Havilock Trotter, Long 
Beach Woman""s City club ; and ^Irs. 
R. G. DePuy, San Diego Woman's 

.•\udubon Society of Los .\ngeles is the 
only Audubon society in Federation. It 
specializes in all legislative efforts to pro- 
tect the waterways, forests and birds. 

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priate garments and at modern ex- 
pense! • 


At Every Time 
The Right Style 1 




Mrs. Frank S. Gibson, State Federa- 
tion Commissioner of Immigration, was 
leader for a discussion on politics. 
However, there was no spirited discus- 
sion of the topic, which many women 
at the convention construed as mean- 
ing that the majority present were in 
favor of taking advantage of their po- 
litical enfranchisement to further Fed- 
eration work. 

Among other things, Mrs. Gibson 
stated : "Ever since women have dis- 
covered that they could go to the 
source of evils through the ballot, they 
have been in politics. The club is in 
politics. As exhibit A, I refer you to 
this convention. You are in politics to 
stay because tomorrow has come. I 
see by the bills the Federation is sup- 
porting that politics has to do with the 
home, the school, life and death. 

"These bills must be watched and 
urged in the state legislature by 
women. Women will go with a right- 
eous program of politics in their hands. 
The women who are watching the leg- 
islature for you should have your con- 
fidence and loyalty and the solidarity 
of your support. The club mind must 
be flexible. We are glad that the State 
Federation is in politics and we hope it 
is in to stay." 

Thursday Afternoon Literary club, Los 
Angeles, studies current topics, and has 
aided the Children's Hospital and the Utah 
Street Nursery. 

J. Gerz 

Ladies' Teiilor 

504 Title Guarantee Bldg. 

Fifth and Broadway, Los Angeles 

Phone F3510 



Many of the most prominent 
women's clubs hold their 
meetings and receptions at 
Hotel Clark. 

Club women stopping in 
Los Angeles for a few days 
find it especially convenient to 
sojourn at Hotel Clark. Its 
location is ideal^ and the serv- 
ice is unsurpassed. 

The tariff is extremely rea- 
sonable. Absolutely fireproof. 

Hill Street 

Near Fourth 

Under the auspices of the 

Metaphysical Circulating Library 


910-914 Black Bldg. Cor. 4th and Hill 

Phone — Home A-1715 

Hours— 9 A. M. to 8 P. M. 

Membership Dues 25c per Month 

Large Stock of Books For Sale 



Assistant Librarian 


Metaphysicians' May Festival 

Blanchard Hall, 233 South Broadway 
Saturday, May 1, 1915 

3 to 5 P. M. and 8 to 11 P. M. 


By Prominent Authors and Teachers 
Admission 25 cents each Session 
Auspices Metaphysical Library 
911 Black Bldg. Phone A-1715 

We have just completed painting the entire three floors of our 
fireproof building with WHITE ENAMEL. Besides making it light it 
makes it dustless and strictly SANITARY. Visit your laundry and 
see if sanitary conditions are good. We invite inspection and be- 
lieve whatever we caui do to promote the health and comfort of our 
employees is our best investment. 

Don't forget we do DRY CLEANING and PRESSING at most 
reasonable prices. Our price for Family Wash was considerably re- 
duced Meu-ch 1st. Are you taking advantage of it? 

Are you taking advantage of the 
special discount we give for work col- 
lected on Fridays? It's worth getting. 
Ask about it. 

The Best all the While 

Is the 

New Method Style 

The New Method Laundry 

Main Office and Works: 401-411 East Sixth St. Up-town Office: 209 West 4th St. 
Phones: 60347 Main 1703 




Elma C. Levy, Secretary 

(Report Sent Convention) 

The Santa Barbara \\'oman's Club 
has a total of 165 members, 25 metnbers 
being added the current year. The 
club, which meets in its own club house 
Saturday afternoons from October un- 
til May, has twelve departments — Art, 
Civics, Education, Forestry, History, 
Home Economics, Industrial and So- 
cial Service, Literature, Music, Peace, 
Philanthropy, and Public Health ; and 
the chairmen are specifically trained 

The club has four departments which 
meet semi-monthly — California His- 
tory, Civics, Modern Drama and Home 
Economics, the latter being new this 
year. The tendency of the club pro- 
gram for the year has been to satisfy 
the diversified tastes of the club mem- 
bers, and to stimulate interests along 
the lines of civic and social develpp- 
ment, and more than all, actual service 
along humane lines. 

We have given our support to the 
municipal Christmas tree, Belgian re- 
lief work. Recreation Center, and have 
been and are active agents for a clean 
city. One of our most vital programs 
was given recently, when Mrs. Marian 
Craig Wentworth, a resident of Santa 
Barbara, read her own play, "War 
Brides," a most potent appeal to wo- 
manhood to realize their power to bring 
this war-torn world to peace again. 

In this year. 1914-15, our interests 
are wide and manifold ; we are giving 
actual social service, and are aware of 
the big world issues and are looking 
out and beyond ourselves. 

Federation income for the year was 
1833.56: disbursements, $1683.83. Of 
this $108.11 went to the maintenance of 
departments : $408.25 to the endow- 
ment fund ; $207.10 to the State Uni- 
versity Club house loan fund, and 
$311.67 to last year's convention ex- 
penses at Santa Barbara. A balance 
was reported of $683.73. 


Former Councilman, John Top- 
ham desires to announce through 
the columns of the Clubwoman his 
catndidacy for election to the City 
Council. Primary election May 
4th, general election, June 1st, 

The decision that I would ask re- 
election as city attorney was based sole- 
ly upon the fact that the city cannot 
afford to have its legal policies changed 
until certain unfinished constructive 
work is completed, including most im- 
portant litigation. 

I base my claims for support upon 
consistent attention to the city's work 
and problems. A close investigation of 
my administration will disclose that the 
city has avoided legal difficulties 
through a period full of dangers. I 
believe in progress, but progress wth- 
out conservatism in my department 
would be demagogy. 


City Attorney. 




Recently the women of the Civic 
Outlook Club of Redondo Beach went 
from door to door, securing co-opera- 
tion in municipal clean-up day, con- 
ducted annually by the club ; also in- 
teresting- the school boys, who, under 
the generalship of a few men, cleared 
weeds on vacant lots, carried to the 
curbs the piles of rubbish, which were 
carted away by the city street force, 
and later enjoyed a complimentary 
frolic in the plunge and a visit to the 
picture show. 

Some months ago the club petitioned 
the city council to call a bond election 
for the acquisition o fa library site, 
splendidly located in the center of the 
town. After many delays, during 
which time, however, the club never 
ceased its agitation in favor of the 
project, concluding in the last days be- 
fore the election in interviewing the 
voters by house call or telephone, the 
election took place, resulting in a ma- 
jority vote for the bonds, but failing a 
two-thirds majority. The present 
scarcity of money explains the failure, 

Last spring the club crowned a May 
Qu6en at a beautiful May pageant, 
which included an exquisite May-pole 
dance. The financial returns were used 
to purchase a sanitary drinking foun- 
tain, which has been installed at the 
busiest street corner at the beach. 
These same clubwomen took over the 
duties of a local newspaper, from gath- 
ering advertisements and news to han- 
dling the printed copies. In this edi- 
tion many subjects, considered most 
important by clubwomen, but as a rule 
given little or no space in the regular 
editions, were presented to the towns- 

Since the object of the club includes 
the study of political, economic and 
civic questions in addition to the im- 
provement of local civic conditions, the 
year's program presents Legislation. 
Child Welfare, Public Health, Beauti- 
fying the Home Town. 

Mrs. W. A. Galentine, recently re- 
elected president, has held the chair 

since the organization of the club, in 

In a brilliant and logical address, 
"Europe's Extremity — America's Op- 
portunity," Dr. James A. B. Scherer, 
President Throop College, gave to the 
convention his thoughts concerning 
Peace and militarism. Briefly he said : 

"The best way to promote perma- 
nent peace is to provide a way for per- 
manent peace. The permanence of 
peace will be insured by the absence of 
preparation for war. In order to pre- 
pare for war, we must increase our 
armament as much, or more, than our 
neighbors who might become aggres- 

Mrs. Mary E. Garbutt, W. C. T. U. 
Chairman of Peace, led the discussion 
on Forces for Peace. She is one of the 
strongest peace advocates in Southern 
California and has done much pioneer 
work in the peace movement. She 
says : "War itself is making for peace, 
for after it is over we must found a new 
civilization with unity of government, 
a civilization that will have learned the 
lesson of war and will know the value 
of peace. We have God on our side, 
and God is in the majority." 

Mrs. Fred B. Kuck, Travel Club, the 
untiring chairman of the credentials 
committee, in her final report stated 
that 97 clubs were represented at the 
convention with 208 delegates, 107 al- 
ternates, 5 officers and 23 chairmen. 

Los Angeles Woman's Auxiliary to the 
Railway Mail Association is working for 
stronger, safer cars for railway mail clerks. 

Los Angeles Ladies Auxiliary No. 52. N. 
A. L. C. has sent resolutions to congress- 
men for the pensioned retirement of aged 
employes of the mail service. 

Sawtelle Woman's club owns its club- 
house, has installed a free county library 
branch, and gave 26 baskets to the poor. 



Mrs. Foster Elliot, state chairman of 
Forestry, received an initial recognition of 
her work on behalf of forestry, when she 
received an invitation from the Common- 
wealth Club of California to act as a dele- 
gate at their conference March IS. Invita- 
tions were sent to the State Forester, Con- 
servation Commission, United States For- 
est Service, Sierra Club, State University 
and Forest Protection Association. The 
conference unanimously adopted the For- 
est Fire Bill which she advocates, with 
nominal changes. Mrs. Elliot no doubt is 
doing the most useful forestry work in Cali- 

Los Angeles Badger club is interested in 
Philanthropy, Civil Service and Prison Re- 
form, and has done much to relieve suffer- 
ing in Los Angeles. 

For Justice, Equality 

and Principle 

To All 

Vote For 

For Councilman 
At Large 

The Friend of 
All Los Angeles 



Phones— 10106, Main 7807 

Pacific Wood & Coal Co. 

(Successors to Clark Bros.) 


Coal, Coke, Wood, Hay and Grain, High 

Grade Stove Distillate, Poultry Supplies 

Office, Warehouse and Yards 

Seventh and Santa Fe Railroad Tracks 


and at San Diego 

Home Phone 77560 

Frank's Nursery 

Wholesale and Retail 

Ferns, Ornamental and Fruit Trees. 

All Kinds of Plants. Choice Roses. 

1454-60 W. Jefferson Street 

Los Angeles, Cal. 

Established 1S87 

STORE No. 2 

Cor. Washington and Flower Sts. 

Sunset West 100 

ALBERT COHN, Grocer 28 Years in Business 


215-219-221 S. Main Street 

Sunset Main 853 

Home 1 0664 




Los Angeles 



Mrs. Frank E. Wolfe spoke briefly 
on the David Lubin National Market- 
ing Association resolutions in Con- 
gress, which have been endorsed by the 
Outlook Association of Los Angeles 
and the State and District Federation 
Boards in joint session. 

Senator W. E. Brown outlined two 
bills he has introduced into the State 
legislature on Rural Credits and Land 
Banks, urged their passage and also a 
bill on Prison Reform. 

Benjamin Fay Mills gave an address 
on "The Social Consciousness" 
Wednesday afternoon in which he 
prognosticated that society is for the 
first time becoming conscious of itself; 
that there is only one problem confront- 
ing the human race and that is the de- 
velopment of the human race ; and 
there is no way problems can be solved 
except for all of us. 

Southern California Woman's Press club, 
headquarters Los Angeles, is throwing its 
strength in Washington for a new Authors' 
Rights law which will give protection to 
the photo-playwright, and enjoys programs 
from celebrities from every part of the 

Gardena Wednesday Progressive club 
has grown from 7 to 85 members in 3 years 
and its club house is almost paid for. 

Glendale Tuesday Afternoon club has for 
its keynote of success — co-operation. It 
has 220 members, 7 study sections all 
taught by members of the club, and has 
bought and paid for two lots. 

Los Angeles College Woman's club has 
established an annual scholarship loan of 
300 for girls who if not aided could not 
continue work at the state university. The 
, club is fostering the creative work of its 
members including one-act plays and songs. 

Ebell Club of Los Angeles has been 
designated, according to the president, as 
the "potted plants of Federation;" but the 
same president retorted humorously, "You 
notice our plants are decorating most big 
Federation platforms. 


Through the generosity and courtesy 
of the Napa County Panama-Paciiic 
Exposition Commissioners, cosy, rest- 
ful headquarters have been established 
permanently for the State Federation 
and for the San Francisco District. 
Two large rooms have been set aside 
in the mezzanine floor of the California 
building. These rooms overlook the 
bay, and from the corridor in front, a 
fine bird'seye view of all counties ex- 
hibits can be seen without the fatigue 
of walking. From this vantage point 
any special feature can be easily located 
and so can each county's headquarters. 

Mrs. Percy S. King, the enterprising 
President of San Francisco District, 
has enlisted the aid of her board 
and also the Ladies' Auxiliary of Napa 
County in the plan for furnishing and 
decorating the rooms. Messrs. B. 
Bruck of St. Helena, Mr. Edward S. 
Bell and Mr. E. Wilder Churchill of 
Napa are the men responsible for this 
privilege. They not only granted the 
use of the rooms, but allowed sufficient 
funds from Napa County's appropria- 
tion to furnish and maintain them dur- 
ing the exposition period. 

Mrs. King will have a committee in 
charge to look after the comfort of 
those who visit the California building. 
A reception will be given Mrs. Percy 
Pennybacker, the General Federation 

San Fernando Woman's Civic League is 
the "hub of the town." As soon as women 
got the vote they organized, then declared 
for "no eats," no music, just civics for 
their aim and purpose. 

Long Beach Ebell has 420 members, 90 
of which are new. It has 14 active depart- 
ments, has given aid to the county farm, 
Coleman House, and the Belgians. It has 
held a municipal Christmas tree. 

Long Beach Woman's City club has 370 
members which shows an increase this year 
of 1325 per cent. The club is devoted to 
the study of civil, political and parliamen- 
tary law, and through its efforts a $50,000 
hospital has been secured for the city. 




The Owensmouth Women's Club 
was formed Oct. 30, 1914, by Mrs. 
Howard S. Trotter of Van Nuys. The 
club boasts twenty-five members, all 
greatly in earnest. Eighteen are wear- 
ing the Federation pin, and 5 are taking 
"The Club Woman." Besides the regu- 
lar club meetings, all very interesting, 
there have been two "California Days," 
with papers on the history and land- 
marks of the state; social evenings for 
the young people; also a greatly ap- 
preciated "Dutch supper" to the man 
of the house. The club established a 
branch of the county library before it 
had been organized a month, eleven 
members attended the District Con- 
vention, and the club's delegate was 
the first to cast a ballot under the new 

The club officers are: Mrs. L. C. 
Kimball, Jr., president; Mrs. John 
Haas, vice-president ; Mrs. T. A. Hull, 
secretary; Mrs. L. P. Mitchell, treas- 
urer ; Mrs. Fred Balster, correspond- 
ing secretary; Mrs. L. M. Burch, audi- 


The report of a certain convention con- 
ference is fraught with interest because of 
its secrecy. It is even rumored that a pass- 
word was required and a sign and that 
some were denied admittance even after 
insistent and repeated attempts to claim 

It is said that at this meeting specula- 
tions in futures were freely indulged in, 
even to the extent of prognostications. It 
was plainly demonstrated that large under- 
standings are necessary to those in official 
positions and a spirit of give and take was 
manifest which amounted to give and take 

The press came in for its share and more 
than its half of "red pepper," but manifest- 
ing an attitude of mind receptive to any 
and all suggestions — and doses. 

As the story of proceedings was sup- 
pressed in formation, the remainder is left 
to conjecture. (Ed. note: This has the 
seal if not the signature of two Presidents.) 

Los Angeles Averill Study club of 52 
members specializes in regularity and 
punctuality in attendance, hearty co-opera- 
tion and individual expression. 

Ventura Rural club is specializing in 
civics and sociability toward its members. 


The most pitiful thing about growing 
old, far more disfiguring than wrinkle 
lines or withered skin, is the loose, flab- 
by muscles about the face and neck, 
and the superfluous hair on the face. 

It must be a great relief to know that 
this condition can be prevented and in 
a large measure overcome by proper 
care in the privacy of one's home. 

A free demonstration of the removal 
of hair by the electrical needle to con- 
vince you of the merits of my work and 
its painlessness. At present address 
nine years. 


S. E. 

416 Fay Building 
Comer 3rd and Hill 




It SparKles and Foams Like Champagne 

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Neuritis, Paralysis. Locomotor Ataxia, Poor Circulation, 
Heart, Stomach. Liver. Kidney, Diabetes, Brlghfs, Blood 
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vice free. Water delivered. Send for Booklet. 

Melrose Ave. Cars Direct to Springs, Los Au„.ie» 

Day Phone 
Home A-5905 

Night Phone 
West 4163—71190 

Dr. Crandall's Novelty Store 

750 South Grand Ave. 





Dogs and Cats Boarded Reasonable. 
Pedigreed Stock at Stud. Veterinary 
in Attendance. 

Los Angeles, Cal. 






City Primary, May 4, 1915 

In selecting your nine Councilmen 
bear in mind the above slogan and 
mark your ballot for 

^ brother of Mrs. E. K. Foster. 

He has lived In Los Angeles 23 
years — Is young juid energetic — favors 
more liberal support for our llbrauTr — 
stands strongly for more euid better 
public playgnrounds — is a lawyer of 15 
yeau's' experience. 

Headquarters : 

Phones: Main 1371; Home 10026 

If there is one position at a conven- 
tion which requires women of person- 
ality, tact, sweetness, amiability and all 
the virtues of diplomats, it is at the in- 
formation desk. That position was 
most satisfactorily filled by Mrs. J. D. 
Humiston and her committee. All con- 
vention visitors must have appreciated 
the willingness with which these wom- 
en responded to multitudinous requests 
— sane and otherwise. 

The Woman's Improvement Club of 
Roseville, Mrs. Bradford Woodbridge, the 
popular and efficient president, has created 
a new chairman in its club — THE CLUB- 
WOMAN chairman whose duties are to get 
subscriptions to the official organ of the 
Federation. Mrs. A. E. Brown is the chair- 
man and is turning in many subscriptions 
in ratio to the number of women in the 
club. Each club, if it were cognizant of 
the advantages of keeping in touch with 
Federation through the official magazine, 
would appoint such a chairman at once. 

Metaphysical Circulating Library 

Bach age in the world's history has its 
special demand. At one time this- demand 
is for war and at another for self-expression. 
For the last two decades thousands of think- 
ers the world over have awakened to the cry 
"Know Thyself." 

In order to answer that demand the Meta- 
physical Library of Los Angeles ,was estab- 
lished over thirteen years ago. The Library 
is a place of mutual helpfulness. Here peo- 
ple find books to meet their particular needs 
at that particular time; — books that help 
them to find themselves, teach them to 
think, "to live up to the best that is in you," 
instead of merely existing. 

All books along Metaphysical, New 
Thought or Occult lines may be borrowed 
or purchased at the Library. 

Also teachers are at hand to help with 
the every day problems of the individual 
life, both in the daily Noon-Day Meetings 
and by personal consultation. 

The Library has its annual all-day New 
Thought May Festival the first day of May, 
when helpful and constructive talks are 
given by eloquent men and women who have 
reached a high development in Metaphysics 
and New Thought. 



All committees responded to the 
work given them with a vim and en- 
thusiasm that was one of the features 
of convention success. Besides others 
already mentioned elsewhere, the fol- 
lowing women and their invaluable 
committee assistants, did credit to the 
ideals of club organization: Mrs. J. E. 
. Shimer, hospitalit}'; Mrs. C. H. Martin, 
hostesses ; Mrs. Bert Keith, time keep- 
er ; Mrs. W. Dyke, special floral ; Mrs. 
Clara Tunstall, publicity; Mrs. H. S. 
A)dsworth, hotels and transportation ; 
Mrs. A. R. Bennett, courtesies; Mrs. 
L. A. Perce, ushers ; Miss Anna Baker, 
exhibits ; Mrs. J. M. Cage, decorations : 
Mrs. R. J. Booth, platform ; Miss Julia 
Ellen Rogers, registry; Mrs. Fred B. 
Kuck, credentials ; Miss Daphne Is- 
grigg, badges. 

San Dimas Woman's club is finding work 
for the unemployed, has a branch of the 
county library, and has offered $S for the 
best Peace essay. 

Pomona Ebell has music, art and, land- 
marks sections, a free lance section and 
physical culture section. 



Prompt Delivery Our Aim. 

Office, Mill and Yard 
S. W. Cor. Third and Alamitos Ave. 

Home Phone 17 — Sunset Phone 1 

The Long Beach Milling Co. , 

E. T. HARNETT, Manager 

Manufacturers of 


of Whole Wheat Flour, Graham Flour 

and Corn Meal 


PHONES: Sunset 277; Home 1.3 

1058 Appleton St. Long Beach, Cal. 

Compton Pathfinder club has Civics and 
Social Economics for its objects. This 
club does what others clubs should do — 
aims to develop timid members. 

South Pasadena Woman's Improvement 
association has inaugurated open air meet' 
ings free to the public. 

Los Angeles Browning club has been 
studying the growth and immortality of the 
soul. Club members are very studious. 

Home 733 

Sunset Main 472 



Branch Office: 37 Pine Ave. 


Home 507 — Sunset 104 



Buttermilk and Cottage Cheese 

Wholesalers of Butter 

Santa Ana Butter Our Special 

334 E. FIFTH ST. 

Sunset Main 55 Home 66551 


Los Angeles and Long Beach 

City Transfer Co. 

721 E. Fifth St. Los Angeles, Cal. 

Home 724 Pacific 154J 


Funeral Director and Embalmer 

Lady Assistant 

Ambulance for Sick and Invalids 

Public Cab Line 

221 American Ave. Long Beach, Cal. 




Mrs. O. Shepard JJarnum, of the 
State Board of Education, formerly 
General Federation Chairman of Edu- 
cation, and also one of the few women 
elected to that distinguished body, the 
National Council of Education, spoke 
on Education Legislation. 

She made a plea for more financial 
support and improvement of rural 
schools. "In training children for citi- 
zenship it is not sufficient to train them 
for presidents, but to make it impossi- 
ble for them to be poor. The 2000 to 
3000 rural schools in this state get tran- 
sient teaching service which is most de- 
plorable. We need money for more 
kindergartens. Schools need better 
sanitary conditions and more equip- 

In the picturesque Long Beach Ebell 
club house, club women were privileged 
to spend a half hour of informal so- 
ciality, and refreshments were served 
by the hostesses. Club women who 
came for the day were privileged to 
bring their luncheons and eat them at 
the club, and the hostesses served them 
with tea or coiifee. 

Mrs. Josiah Evans Cowles, in greet- 
ings from the General Federation, gave 
a brief but interesting talk on the pres- 
ent outlook for peace. She urged wom- 
en to look at today's affairs in today's 
intellectual light and not to be govern- 
ed by past traditions that were capable 
of being affixed to past affairs. 

Laurel Canyon Woman's club has done 
much useful work in a literary way. mak- 
ing a specialty of the literature department 
in Federation. 

Long Beach College Woman's club has 
just made its initial bow to the Federation. 
Its purpose is to open the avenues of so- 
cial and educational intercourse to college 
women in the city. 

Hollywood Woman's club has recently 
completed its picturesque club house which 
with the lot cost $20,000. The furnishings 
which cost $4000 are fully paid for. The 
club has 500 members. 

Mrs. H. S. Callahan was responsible 
for a thoroughly enjoyed courtesy, a 
trip around the beautiful, scenic Long 
Beach harbor, tendered visiting club- 
women of the convention. Her com- 
mittee also arranged for automobile 
rides through the city. 

Hermosa Beach Civic club has raised a. 
fund for life boats. This club is flourish- 
ing, and Hermosa Beach is to be congratu- 
lated at having such a live organization. 

Huntington Park Woman's club goes 
deeply into matters pertaining to lesigla- 
tion, having shown particular interest in the 
legislation of last year. 

Ruskin Art club. Los Angeles, is in its 
third year of studying France and will 
gladly furnish plans of programs to clubs 
desiring them. 

Woman's Orchestra, Los Angeles, which 
has done 23 years of musical work, and 
has given women musicians of Los An- 
geles so much opportunity for practice and 
stage appearance, has opened a series of 
popular Sunday concerts, Temple Audi- 

Los .Angeles Blue Bell Operators' Cult- 
ure club, with 217 members is interested in 
helping girls get vacations. The club has 
three sections — music, literature and ath- 

Downey Saturday Afternoon club is 
bringing young girls and children into in- 
terested touch with their club, and will soon 
hold "husband days." 

Eagle Rock Twentieth Century club, 
which recently completed a handsome new 
club house, does philanthropic, civic and 
settlement work. 

Santa Maria Minerva Literary club has 
bought a lot and paid the first $1000 toward 
a building. It has civics, art, home eco- 
nomics, education, history and landmarks, 
philanthropy sections. 

Los Angeles Schubert club is a flourish- 
ing musical club devoted to intellectual 
classical music with a tendency to honor 
the great composer in name, if not in their 

Alhambra Wednesday Afternoon club 
which saved its club house from going down 
the Arroyo in last year's storm, is out of 
debt, and is proud to show a pretty stage 
and beautiful new curtain. 

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Hair Dressing Manicuring and Chiropody 

Scientific Treatments given by THOROUGHLY EXPERIENCED AT- 

HelenR and Marinello Preparations. Hair Goods. 

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School of Swimming 

Bimini Baths, Los Angeles 

Principal— PROF. T. WILKINSON, R. C. S. 
Author of "Correct and Graceful Swinuning" 

Six Individual Lessons — $5 

Proficiency Guaranteed. Diplomas Awarded 

Classes at Reduced Rates 

PHONES: Home 10193; WUshire 1660 

I The Clubwoman | 

Official organ of the California Federation of Women's Clubs 

Published Monthly in Los Angeles. Editorial Address P. O. Box 1066 

Business Office 920 Black Bldg. Tel. F1178 

Subscription Price, One Dollar the Year. Ten Cents the Copy 

On Sale at Hotels and Newstands 

E. M. SMITH, Editor and Publisher 

MRS. HAINES REED, Federation Editor 

1966 Carmen Ave. Tel. Hollywood 2378 

Matter for Miss Smith must be sent to P. O. Box 1066. 

Entered at the Los Angeles postoffice as second-class matter 


Frontispiece — Mrs. A. F. Jones 3 

Editorials 4 

Northern District Report ; ^Irs. A. F. Jones, District President 5 

Northern Session Replete with Interest ; Jennie A. McConnell 6 

Charges and Countercharges Explained 8 

District Offerings to Federation 9-13 

Mrs. Jones as Candidate; Mrs. J. B. Hughes, Art Chairman 14 

Call to the Fourteenth Convention 15-19 

State Board News 20 

For State President ; Mrs. A. M. Seymour 21 

Convention Speakers 21 

Council Wins Bills 22 

Sanger Improvement Club ; Mrs. M. H. Abbott 22 

Plea for Paintings ; Mrs. John H. Arthur 23 

Woman's Civic League, San Fernando; Mrs. Isabella Maclay 24 

San Diego Plans Events 27 

Mrs. Hoppin Endorsed 30 

Woman's Supreme Task ; Peace 32 

Biennial Council Meeting 34 

Federation Day Planned 35 

San Fernando Ebell ; Josephine Maclay ^^■alker 36 



F. J. Whiffen 

His Superior Qualifications fit him to render 
the city the best service. 

Five years a Councilman — four yesurs chciir- 
man of the Finamce Committee — two years 
'^^^^^ President of the Council. 

Experience — Sanity — Safety. 
Vote and work for his election. 


We take pleasure in announcing that on or about May 15th we will open our 
Store No. 2 at the S. E. Comer 5th and Hill Streets, made necessary by our ever 
expanding service. In this store No. 2 we have installed many new features for 
the convenience of our patrons, and render it possible for one to purchase their 
entire food requirements under one roof. Our line will embrace a fully equipped 
Grocery, Bakery, Delicatessen, Fresh Meats, Fresh Fish and Poultry, Fruits and 
Vegetables, Hot and Cold Cooked Foods, Soda Fountain and Light Lunches, and 
Quality will be the essence of our endeavors. In connection wth this new store 
we will inaugurate a free delivery service, covering practically the entire city, and 
would appreciate it very much if you will allow us to put you on our phone 
call list. 

We take this opportunity also to express our grateful appreciation of your 
loyal support in the past, and the hope that our service will continue to warrant 
your kind patronage. 


Johnson & Munn, Inc. 


Phones Main 3496, F-4269 

After May 15th Also at 
S. E. Cor. 5th and Hill 

A Candidate for State President 

The Clubwoman 


MAY, 1915 

NO. 18 

General and State Federation news published in the Clubwoman is official. Com- 
munications intended for either department must reach the Federation Editor, P. O. Box 
1066, by the twentieth day of each month in order to insure publication in the next issue 
of the magazine. 


It is with great pleasure that we pre- 
sent the Northern District Convention 
number, the news of which was gar- 
nered by Miss Jennie A. McConnell, 
the capable Northern Press Chairman. 
The success of any convention lies in 
the hands of the president of that con- 
vention. The success of the interpre- 
tation of the convention lies in the 
province of the Press Chairman. Miss 
McConnell's description will be found 
under her own signature. 

We are on the verge of a State Con- 
vention. The clubwomen of this mighty 
organization will be called on by their 
vote to decide important questions. 

The State must be re-districted. A 
plan has been evolved by Mrs. Henry 
DeNyse, chairman, and it remains for 
intelligent clubwomen to put their vital 
concentration in motion as to whether 
or not it should be accepted. It looks 
as if the major portion of the State will 
and has received the plan kindly, either 
in whole or part. 

Mrs. Pennybacker, General Federa- 
tion President, and others who are ex- 
perienced in Federation work, are in 
favor of the plan and feel that it is so 
fine, so sure of success, that it is a 
wonder it has not been thought of be- 
fore. It is our present State President, 
Mrs. LiUian Pray-Palmer, who some 
years ago was the first to formulate 
the daring idea of reconstituting the 
Federation on county lines. The plan 
has grown and merits your attention. 

conditions that are to ensue when State 
action is taken on the Revision of By- 
Laws amendments proposed to the 
Constitution by the Revision Commit- 
tee, Mrs. Calvin Hartwell, chairman, 
then indeed the floor will present. a vig- 
orous fight from both the negative and 
affirmative clubwomen. 

No action was taken, although those 
in favor of the "poHtics" amendment 
and those opposing, discussed the topic 
vigorously and freely, showing that 
women are thinking deeply on the sub- 
ject. Women throughout the State are 
also considering this question. Many 
believe that the new By-Law will be a 
protection to the Federation ; and many 
believe that it will be impossible to 
carry on Federation work except with 
the instruments which their citizenship 
has given them — political and legisla- 
tive action. 

If the meeting of Los Angeles Dis- 
trict Presidents and Delegates to the 
State Convention is any criterion of 

Mrs. Lillian Pray-Palmer, our val- 
ued State President, will not consent 
to serve a second term. It is with re- 
gret that The Federation is forced to 
accede to her decision. Mrs. Palmer 
has thought more deeply of a certain 
phase of Federation than has any State 
President. The glory of a second term 
does not attract so much as the fact 
that by serving only one term she will 
accomplish something big for Federa- 

It will be due to Mrs. Palmer's 
thoughtfulness that California will 
President to the 1916 Biennial — who 
because of her newness would not be 
able to give a fair and just report of the 
work of this big organization. By serv- 


ing only one term Mrs. Palmer will 
make such a mediocre situation unnec- 
essary. If succeeding presidents serve 
more than one term, their periods of 
training will never come at the time of 
a Biennial. 

Mrs. A. F. Jones, District President 

At the close of my second year as 
President of this District, I regard with 
pride and satisfaction the growing in- 
terest in the work of the Federation. 

The things accomplished are not al- 
ways tangible, nor can they be de- 
scribed in words, but I seem to feel the 
leavening influence of individual eltort 
that makes for the advance of our Dis- 
trict and its standards. Our work has 
grown and expanded. During the past 
club year we have numerically in- 
creased one-third in membership, and 
ten clubs have federated. 

We have entered upon a new era of 
development. Many of the so-called 
"Culture Clubs" of limited membership 
have caught the broader vision, are 
hearkening to the call of that magic 
word, "service." Reciprocity, I believe, 
is responsible for this change of heart. 
"\\'e have had many of these days, won- 
derful daj-s, when in each case the door 
of true hospitality has been thrown 
wide open. I have a treasured memory 
chain of these events. Each link has 
left some lasting impression upon my 

Then there have been Presidents' 
days, and an Art Conference, the first 
one to have been held in this District. 
The Bureau of Library Information 
and Reciprocity. This new department 
that grew out of a resolution passed at 
our Woodland Convention last vear is 
broad in its scope and usefulness. We 
have labored most successfully for a 
Traveling Art Gallery for this District, 
for improved methods along Civil Ser- 
vice Reform lines. 

We have taken the initiative in the 
conservation of natural trees and 

shrubs along our state highways. There 
is a boom in Civic work, purifying, 
beautifying, scattering the poppy and 
bright flowers everywhere, planning 
fetes and celebrations, making ready 
to welcome our Exposition guests. 
Many clubs have responded to human- 
ity's call, not only alleviating the suf- 
fering of their dear ones at home, but 
contributions of money and food have 
been sent scross the Atlantic to our 
war stricken neighbors. 

I thank you for the opportunity 
given me for service. I have not ac- 
complished all that I had hoped to dur- 
ing the two years of my administration. 
There are always limitations. Mine 
has not been the eight-hour law. I am 
content if during my term of office the 
Northern District has added something 
worth while to the achievement of our 
State and the General Federation. 

I wish for my successor the same co- 
operation, kindness and consideration 
that has ever been accorded me by the 
District officers, State oflicers, chair- 
men of departments and club members 

New Officers for District 

The officers elected to govern the 
destiny of the district for the coming 
term ars : 

Mrs. Bradford Woodbridge, Presi- 
dent; Mrs. David Powell, Vice-Presi- 
dent: JMrs. B. F. \\'alton. Recording 
Secretary ; Mrs. F. W. Quast, Corre- 
sponding Secretary ; Mrs. Emily Hop- 
pin. Treasurer; Mrs, L. J. Dormody, 

As a beautiful souvenir of the con- 
vention, we mention the attractive pro- 
gram printed on pale lavender paper 
with deeper lavender type. The front 
page carries the Federation seal and 
the back of the book has space for con- 
vention notes. This, with the Los An- 
geles and Southern District programs, 
forms the main part of our collection. 




"Here's to the Hostess City, camellia 
crowned Sacramento, Metropolis of the 
Northland. May she continue to grow 
in grace and loveliness." (Mrs. A. F. 
Jones, District President.) 

The Tuesday Club House of Sacra- 
mento was beautifully decorated to 
welcome the officers, delegates and vis- 
iting clubwomen, who assembled 
March 23 to 25 for the annual conven- 
tion of the Northern District. 

"A spirit of Spring pervaded the ses- 
sions. The entire front of the stage 
was banked with calla lilies and ferns, 
and in the background were huge 
bunches of purple and white iris. Bas- 
kets were suspended at the back of the 
stage, with ferns and blossoms. The 
reception rooms were embowered with 
Spring blossoms." 

At the morning session the Presi- 
dent's Council was held, when topics of 
general interest were discussed. The 
Press Chairman advocated a better un- 
derstanding between the press and 
press chairman and a willingness on 
the part of all to dignify the office by 
allowing the press chairman to do the 
work of the office, and that a censor- 
ship exist in regard to news of impor- 
tance relating to women's clubs. 
Girl Problem 

Mrs. David Powell of Marysville 
gave a most interesting talk on "The 
Young Girl of Today." She argued 
"that the girl of today is the same girl 
of years ago ; that it is a change of 
times rather than a change in the girl 
herself which is making the young girl 
question a problem. It is not a girl 
problem, but a home problem. The 
home must be right. There are two 
types of American girls, the one who 
is a wage-earner and the one who is 
not. Every girl needs a job and all 
girls should be trained industrially, in- 
tellectually and morally, to the end 
that they may live productively, worth- 
ily and happily." 

The subject of County Federation 
developed the most important discus- 

sion of the morning. The delegates 
from the outlying counties opposed the 
measure, believing that it would limit 
the possibilities of club development. 
There was also a short talk on the 
State Endowment Fund. 

The morning session closed with a 
discussion on Peace. It was stated 
that a petition was being planned and 
circulated by the children of the United 
States to be sent to the foreign powers, 
and suggested that clubwomen be 
urged to sign it, whereupon the ques- 
tion was asked, "What use are peace 
petitions when military tactics are 
practiced and upheld in the public 

At the afternoon session the Con- 
vention was formally opened with a 
vocal invocation by Mrs. Walter Long- 
botliam. State and District Chairman 
of Music, who beautifully sang "Great 
Chief of the Valley" (from Yosemite 
Legends by H. J. Stewart). Then fol- 
lowed the addresses of welcome by 
Mrs. A. M. Seymour, Chairman of the 
Local Board; Mrs. H. B. Bradford, 
President of the Tuesday Club, and 
Mrs. William Beckman, Past President 
of the Northern District. The re- 
sponse for the delegates was given by 
Mrs. J. T. Royles of Woodland. 

Miss Jessica Lee Briggs extended 
greetings from the local board for the 
State Convention to be held in San 
Francisco. A Biennial Round Table, 
over which Mrs. George W. McCoy 
presided, brought back many pleasant 
memories to those who attended the 
Biennial held in Chicago. 

State President's Message 

One of the most inter-esting and in- 
structive features of the afternoon was 
the State President's message by Mrs. 
Lillian Pray-Palmer. "Peace was the 
keynote of the first day of the Conven- 

Mrs. May Wright Sewall of interna- 
tional reputation gave an address on 
"The Spirit of True Internationalism." 


She condemned the building of battle- 
ships, the maintaining of armies and 
navies, saying that no one could hope 
for peace when preparing for war. "In 
time of war, prepare for peace; in time 
of peace, maintain peace. Peace lies 
wholly in the hands of the women, who 
need no longer bear children to supply 
the demands of war." 

At the close of the afternoon session 
tea was served in the reception rooms 
of the Club House and in the evening a 
reception and ball were given in honor 
of the visiting delegates and clubwo- 

The program for the second day was 
one of interest and profit. Club presi- 
dents reported the activities of their re- 
spective clubs, and district chairmen 
gave excellent reports of work accom- 
plished. Mrs. H. B. Wilkins, special 
representative of the Home Industry 
League of California, gave a talk on 
"Home Industry" and called attention 
to the exhibit of Home Industry prod- 
ucts to be seen in the Club House. 
Miss Susan T. Smith, State Chairman 
of Library Information and Reciproci- 
ty, gave a talk on "The Principles of 
Efficiency and Their Application to 
A^'omen's Clubs." She also had on ex- 
hibition a collection of club programs 
and photographs of club houses of the 
district. Mrs. George Reinhardt, State 
Chairman of Literature, gave a most 
inspiring address on "The Spirit of 
Western Literature." 

Venerable Figure 

Possibly the speaker who gave the 
greatest inspiration was Prof. Maria 
Sanford, to whom the members of the 
Convention paid a tribute by rising to 
receive her. With her snowy-white 
hair, and eyes full of brightness, she 
carries her seventy-eight years with 
much dignity. She is a beautiful illus- 
tration of the possibility of growing 
old gracefully, and a splendid example 
for her less favored sisters who have 
not yet found their work. Her address 
on "The Moral Influence in the School" 
was full of interest and helpful sugges- 

She made a strong plea for the moral 
influence in the schools, advocating 
that responsible positions be denied 
those not worthy morally as well as in- 

At the noon hour of the second day 
the Sacramento Street Car Company 
very kindly extended an invitation to 
the clubwomen to ride about the city 
in prettily decorated cars, a trip en- 
joyed by many. 

At the close of the afternoon session 
the delegates and officers were taken 
in automobiles to the Crocker Art Gal- 
lery, where a delightful reception was 
extended by the Knightly Art Club and 
the Ladies' Museum Association. In 
the evening an interesting talk was 
given by Mrs. J. B. Hughes of Oroville 
on "American Art at the Exposition," 
illustrated by lantern slides. During 
the evening the McNeil Club of Sacra- 
mento, composed of sixty male voices, 
very graciously contributed several vo- 
cal selections. 

At the morning session of the last 
day Mrs. Charles Farwell Edson, State 
Chairman of Industrial and Social Con- 
ditions, gave a very interesting talk on 
her visit of two months in the East. 
Mr. George W. Homans, State For- 
ester, told of the needs and the means 
of filling those needs to fight fire and 
protect the timber lands of California. 
Mrs. J. L. Harbaugh, State Chairman 
of Legislation, gave an outline of what 
women are doing along legislative 
lines. Home Economics Talk 

All those present were much pleased 
to welcome Miss Ednah Rich, State 
Chairman of Home Economics, and 
hear her interesting address on the 
"Modern Approach to Efficiency," 
which was rich with suggestions for 
the average housekeeper. 

Mrs. Bradford Woodbridge, State 
Chairman of Club Extension, reported 
an increased number of clubs in the 
state, showing how the woman's club 
movement is reaching out into the re- 
motest sections of the state. Mrs. F. 
H. Colburn told of the eruptions of 
Mount Lassen. 

(Continued on page 29) 




(From The Sacramento Bee, April 19, 1915) 

A non-partisan political campaign that 
promises to develop plenty of platforms, 
pledges, pleas and promises, is being waged 
in Superior California for the Presidency 
of the State Federation of Women's Clubs. 
Mrs. Emily Hoppin of Washington, Yolo 
county, and Mrs. A. F. Jones of Oroville, 
are the candidates in the field, and the 
fight is waxing warm. 

North Has Good Chance 

The Northern California District never 
has had a State President, but is under- 
stood generally to have the best chance to 
seize the honor this year at the convention 
to be held in San Francisco at the Civic 
Center Auditorium, May 17th to 22nd. Mrs. 
Lillian Palmer of San Diego, now Presi- 
dent of the Federation, is said to have ex- 
pressed a desire to see her successor elected 
from the north, and it is even claimed that 
she has spoken to not less than two women 
prominent in this district, suggesting that 
they become candidates. 

Early Campaign Quiet 

Until two weeks ago the campaign in the 
north has not become openly energetic. 
At the district convention a month ago no 
action was taken toward endorsing a can- 
didate and it was not until a special meet- 
ing of the Executive Board was called by 
Mrs. A. F. Jones, retiring President of the 
district, in the closing weeks of her term, 
that things began to happen. Mrs. Hoppin, 
a member of the Executive Board, was not 
present at the meeting. Mrs. Jones was 

The endorsement was not unanimous, 
Mrs. George McCoy and Mrs. B. F. Walton 
of Sacramento favoring Mrs. Hoppin, while 
Mrs. H. J. Kilgarff, Mrs. Walter Long- 
botham and Miss Retta Parrott of this city 
are said to have voted in favor of Mrs. 
Jones. But the endorsement started the 

Each Has Active Workers 

Mrs. Jones has the backing of Butte and 
Yuba County Woman's Clubs to date, and 
Mrs. C. L. Donahoe is one of her strongest 
supporters. For Mrs. Hoppin, Mrs. George 
McCoy is waging an active fight. The 
Woman's Clubs of Yolo county have gone 
on record as supporting Mrs. Hoppin and 
have sent out a circular letter to this effect 
from Woodland, signed by Mrs. James T. 
Royles and Mrs. Richard M. Brown. 

Four past presidents of this district, Mrs. 
William Beckman, Miss Jennie McConnell, 
Mrs. B. F. Walton and Mrs. G. F. McCoy, 
have declared for Mrs. Hoppin and are 
actively in the lists in her behalf. 
(Continued on page 29) 


(From The Sacramento Bee, April 20, 1915) 

The endorsement of Mrs. A. F. Jones of 
Oroville by the Executive Board of the 
Northern District as a candidate for Pres- 
ident of the California Federation of 
Women's Clubs, was made at a regular 
meeting of the board, to which every mem- 
ber was invited, declared Mrs. A. M. Sey- 
mour, Vice-President. Among those notified 
to attend, but who was not present, was 
Mrs. Emily Hoppin of Woodland, who is 
also a candidate for the Presidency. 
Mrs. Seymour Issues Statement 

Mrs. Seymour yesterday issued the fol- 
lowing statement concerning circumstances 
surrounding the endorsement of Mrs. Jones: 

The article- in Saturday evening's issue 
of The Bee in reference to the action of 
the Executive Board of the Northern Dis- 
trict of California Federation of Women's 
Clubs in endorsing Mrs. A. F. Jones for 
State President, does not state the facts 
fully, and therefore is misleading in several 

It is stated therein, "At the District con- 
vention a month ago no action was taken 
toward endorsing a candidate." That state- 
ment is true. The reasons why such was 
the case, however, were not stated. Those 
reasons are briefly as follows: 

At the last meeting of the Executive 
Board, held previous to the District conven- 
tion, the matter of so endorsing the can- 
didacy of Mrs. Jones was brought up. It 
then was stated by two of the ladies, sup- 
posed to be familiar with State Federation 
procedure, and then apparently very favor- 
able toward Mrs. Jones, but who now are 
actively opposing her candidacy, that to so 
endorse Mrs. Jones would jeopardize her 
chances of election. Relying upon this 
statement the Executive Board did not at 
that time endorse Mrs. Jones. Had it done 
so, the endorsement undoubtedly would 
have been ratified by the District conven- 

After the District convention had ad- 
journed it was learned that such endorse- 
ments are proper and usual. The Execu- 
tive Board, therefore, at its first meeting 
after the adjournment of the District con- 
vention, endorsed Mrs. Jones. 

The action in endorsing Mrs. Jones was 
not taken at a special meeting of the Ex- 
ecutive Board, nor was the meeting called 
by Mrs. Jones for that purpose. 
Meeting Was Regular 

Mrs. Jones, on the contrary, was en- 
dorsed at a regular meeting of the Execu- 
tive Board and at a time when she hap- 
pened to have been called from the room. 
(Continued on page 29) 



(Condensed From Reports 

Mrs. H. J. Kluegel, Civil Service 

The orphan or dependent child has 
become the special problem of the Civil 
Service Reform Department of this dis- 
trict. From the report of the State 
Board of Charities and Corrections it 
is evident that there has been great 
deficiency in all but two or three insti- 
tutions in the care and education be- 
stowed on these children. State aid is 
inadequate, supplying only 17 per cent 
of the total income received, the living 
parent or the relatives 11 per cent, and 
public charity the large balance. 

The state should assume the full re- 
sponsibility of orphans and dependent 
children. The clubwomen of Califor- 
nia should arouse a moral feeling 
throughout the state to bring about 
the necessary laws and their enforce- 

Napa county has solved the problem 
of caring for its orphans through the 
Detention Home as provided by the 
Juvenile Court Law. Their children 
are placed in foster homes when possi- 
ble ; otherwise they live at the Deten- 
tion Home and receive their education 
at the public schools. 

It has been the endeavor of this de- 
partment in this district to assist in 
establishing detention homes in coun- 
ties where they have not existed be- 
fore, and to strengthen those already 

Mrs. H. M. Albery, Industrial and 
Social Conditions 

It has been my endeavor to interest 
the clubs of the district in Senate Bill 
237, on Vocational Training of Teach- 
ers ; also Senate Bill 257, to amend an 
Act regulating the employment and 
hours of labor of children. I have pre- 
sented for consideration to the clubs 
the desirability of putting in the entire 
control of the State, privately owned 
or managed institutions that are par- 
tially supported by State funds. 

I have addressed several clubs on the 
subject of Domestic Service. The Do- 

of District Chairmen) 

mestic Problem is indeed a hard one, 
like all other labor problems vexing 
the people of the country. . I believe 
there is at least a partial solution of 
this question already in process of de- 
velopment, which, if properly directed, 
may go far toward relieving the whole 

There is no doubt that lack of oppor- 
tunity to learn to do things, and to use 
things, makes idle and incompetent 
vagrants of many girls who, under 
proper early training, would grow into 
independent, useful and self-respecting 

Mrs. H. J. Kilgariff, Legislation 
A pamphlet compiled by the State 
Library Legislation Section, contain- 
ing arguments for and against the 48 
Amendments of last November, togeth- 
er with other material furnished by 
organizations and individuals, was 
mailed to the clubs throughout the dis- 
trict. Program outlines were furnished 
to many club chairmen and personal 
visits made to Oroville, Lincoln and 

From the nature of the correspond- 
ence and from personal observation it 
is safe to state that every vote cast by 
Northern District women on the 
amendments recorded the intelligent 
conviction of women who knew what 
they were voting on, and why. 

For the 1915 session of the legisla- 
ture, this department mailed cards and 
literature to all clubs in the district 
with the request that legislators in the 
respective districts be interested in the 
measures endorsed by the Legislative 
Council and the Federation. 
Mrs. Hattie Buffington, Country Life 
I was instructed by the State Chair- 
man to provide each club with a copy 
of the Smith-Lever Act, and to request 
a report as to the amount of appropria- 
tion which should be used for the in- 
struction in home economics. Of the 
thirty-nine clubs to which I addressed 
communications, only nine have sent 
replies, and of that number but three 



could be counted to the credit of the 
Department of Country Life. 

This department has been introduced 
so recently that some clubs are not 
aware of its existence. With proper 
publicity at an appropriate time, I be- 
lieve that it might become an exceed- 
ingly attractive department. 

Mrs. Walter Longbotham, Music 

It is indeed a great satisfaction to 
state that the interest in the Depart- 
ment of Music has greatly increased. 
Roseville, Marysville, Oroville, Colusa, 
Live Oaks, Lincoln, Willows and Tues- 
day clubs of Sacramento have Depart- 
ments of Music, and Yreka Woman's 
and Kahnundaltageh club of Nevada 
City are strictly musical clubs. 

Yreka Club still retains the silver 
cup presented to the district by Mrs. B. 
F. Walton for the best musical pro- 
gram of the club year, this being the 
second year. While those clubs men- 
tioned have devoted more time to the 
study of music, I am happy to say that 
all the other clubs in the district de- 
vote some time to that art. 

As State and District Chairman, I 
wish to state that the department is 
strongly opposed to our legislators 
passing a law making the song, "I Love 
You, California," a State song. The 
musicians and lovers of music through- 
out our fair State of California feel that 
it would indeed be a great injustice. 
Mrs. F. W. Quast, Civics 

The Civic Department has taken up 
the "California Beautiful" movement 
this year, and the district presents a 
garden-like appearance to our Eastern 
visitors. With all the enthusiasm for 
beautification, public welfare work has 
not suffered. Many clubs are investi- 
gating pure food, pure milk and sanita- 
tion. Fly and mosquito campaigns 
have received attention. The unsight- 
ly billboard and fence advertising come 
in for a vigorous campaign. 

Mothers clubs are bringing the home 
and school closer together. More 
school houses are being used as Civic 
Centers. The immigration question is 
receiving attention in the study clubs. 
It is a question of our domestic policy 

toward the foreigner after his arrival. 
The Civic Section of the Placerville 
Shakespeare Club was successful in 
having passed at the present legislature 
bills to protect trees along the Lincoln 
Mrs. R. H. Jones, Home Economics 

The Home Economics Sections have 
done splendid work. Nine clubs have 
reported as either having had one spe- 
cial day or several days devoted to this 
very important department, which 
means an intelligent understanding of 
everything a woman should know to 
help administer a household systemat- 
ically and economically. 

Chief topics this year have been the 
study of food values and needlework 
exhibits. The Monticola Club of Su- 
sanville gave a very interesting day 
with a special program November 28. 

The Live Oak Club spent the first 
part of the year doing needlework to 
prepare for a fancy work fair, the pro- 
ceeds to help pay for the club house. 
On January 19 a special day was given 
on comparative food values, and regu- 
lar meetings have been held since then 
for further study. Marysville Home 
Economic Section has had a program 
one day each month. The Lois Club of 
Grass Valley planned five or six days 
out of the year for special work. 

Lincoln Club has a day planned for 
May 25. The Bogue Wednesday Club 
has done splendid work by spending 
the social hour each club meeting in 
the discussion of topics relative to the 
home, and often during the winter the 
roll call has been answered by giving 
tested recipes. The Roseville Club, in 
their usual original way, have sent out 
a very valuable recipe for saving money 
during the winter months by giving an 
infallible recipe for keeping eggs six or 
eight months. 

Miss Retta Parrott, Library Informa- 
tion and Reciprocity 

Special effort in this district has been 
directed toward strengthening library 
interest in the county seats. A circular 
letter was sent to every club in the dis- 
trict, offering the service of this bureau 
to bring about closer co-operation be- 



tween the clubwomen and the Hbraries 
and calling attention to libraries in the 
county seats which had consented to 
file club literature. 

Help on Irish plays and players, Ital- 
ian art and sculpture, Goethe and his 
"Faust," dependent children of Cali- 
fornia, art exhibit of the Northern Dis- 
trict, and information on how to get 
federal and state document's has been 
given. The most encouraging report 
of library development in a county seat 
came from the Monticola Club of Su- 
sanville, which reported having, to- 
gether with the Chamber of Commerce, 
established a city library, reading and 
rest room, 550 volumes, 112 of which 
had been purchased by the club. 

Eleven libraries of the district were 
entered by the Superintendent of Doc- 
uments to receive the price lists issued 
by his office. An exhibition of pro- 
grams and club-house plans arranged 
by the State Chairman attracted con- 
siderable interest and favorable com- 
ment at the recent District Convention 
held in Sacramento. 

Mrs. W. S. Kendall, Waterways 

California should have a definite pol- 
icy properly to develop the many proj- 
ects contemplated, to arrive at any 
degree of permanency and economy. 
The United States has already spent 
$600,000,000 on the development and 
improvement of Inland Waterways 
without any degree of permanency. 
The status of women's work should be 
agitation, education, then practical re- 

AVith these ideas in view I have writ- 
ten ever}^ club in the Northern Dfstrict 
and have visited Colusa, Marysville, 
A\'heatland, Rocklin, Roseville, Stock- 
ton and Berkeley. 

In Sacramento I have had before the 
Current Topic Department of the 
Tuesday Club a program arranged to 
cover three of the most important 
phases of the subject: Power, Mrs. 
W. S. Kendall ; Irrigation, Mrs. W. K. 
Lindsey, Sr. ; Navigation, Miss Jennie 
McConnell. Rocklin Improvement 
Club presented a conservation pro- 

A notable feature of the day was the 
presence of the school children who 
were especially invited. I spoke to 
them on rain clouds being saturated 
with water, like a sponge, from which 
Mother Earth received shower baths 
and rejoiced from being clean and 

The Susanville Monticola Club, Mrs. 
Garner, Chairman, gave two programs 
during the year on Waterways. 

Miss Lillie Earll, Education 
In accordance with instructions from 
the State Chairman, every club that 
was not devoting itself to exclusive 
work, such as music, received outlines 
for programs dealing with various 
phases of modern education. These 
outlines, most carefully prepared by 
Miss Longenecker, covered such broad 
fields as to appeal to the large body of 
women engaged in club work : Play 
and recreation ; work and vocational 
recreation ; health and hygiene ; social 

Reports are encouraging, for they 
indicate the vital interest which is be- 
ing injected into educational problems 
by the v\'omen. Oroville has had one 
very inspiring and instructive lecture 
on "Aspects of Education." Five towns 
of the Northern District, through the 
efforts of the women's clubs, have en- 
J03^ed this spring the university exten- 
sion course of lectures given by that 
venerable lecturer, Prof. Maria San- 
ford. The ease with which this course 
was arranged shows what strides have 
been made in this field. 

Mrs. C. B. Swain, Peace 

As Chairman of "Peace" of the Dis- 
trict, I have worked co-operatively in 
the clubs, suggesting to presidents the 
appointment of a committee on "Peace" 
to work up a program for our National 
Peace Day, May 18. 

"Bryan's Peace Movement" would 
furnish a topic for a very instructive 
paper, also the reading of Emerson's 
"Essay on War" and Miss Kate 
Blake's "The Peace Movement of the 
Children." Ask the school teachers to 
have the children read of the heroes of 



the United States who stand for Con- 
struction instead of Destruction. 

All heroes are not heroes of war. 
Colonel Goethals of the Panama Canal 
will stand as a hero of Construction 
throughout all time. We must work 
to change the trend of hero worship in 
the rising generation toward humanity 
and perpetual civilization. Encourage 
debates in your clubs and school socie- 
ties on Peace. Ask your Public Li- 
brary to put in material on this subject 
for your clubwomen to read and dis- 
cuss. When working for "Peace" we 
must think, teach and voice it contin- 
ually ; therein the seed will be sown 
which will make our nation too great 
to break the peace standard. 

This work is educational, not legis- 
lative, and we find it lies with clubwo- 
men to put it before their community 
in an intelligent and practical manner. 
Mrs. C. H. Walsh, History and 
Up in Shasta county is a building 
known as "the Old Adobe," old resi- 
dence of Major Reading, the original 
owner of the Reading grant. This 
house was built in 1843 and is the old- 
est building north of Sacramento. It 
is in fairly good condition, but for 
many years has been untenanted and 

There is also the site of the old Fort 
Reading, that was vacated and torn 
down by the government in 1871. In 
Chico, Butte county, is the place where 
Douglas Tilden, the famous sculptor, 
was born. Also the "Sir Joseph 
Hooke" oak, the largest oak tree known 
to botanists the world over. 

In Nevada county is the spot where 
gold in quantity was first discovered in 
California. There are many historic 
buildings and sites throughout the dis- 
trict that should be preserved and 
marked. Many of our landmarks, that 
would be highly prized in other coun- 
tries, are rapidly falling to decay. 

Let us hope that every club in our 
district will interest its members, its 
Native Sons and Daughters, Chambers 
of Commerce and other organizations 
in the history and traditions of Cali- 

fornia, and in restoring and preserving 

Mrs. W. H. Strief, Health 
The work of the Health Department 
this year has been in urging a better 
birth registration law, and in educating 
the people to the necessity of having 
the birth of their children recorded. 
Oroville, Sacramento and Marysville 
have done research work under the di- 
rection of the United States Children's 
Bureau as directed by Julia C. Lathrop. 
We cannot know about certain dis- 
eases of children until we know how 
many children are born and know of 
their physical condition, which birth 
registration will indicate. 

We are the only civilized country 
that has not had an enforced law of 
registration of births, and this is be- 
cause we are a nation of peace. 
Mrs. J. B. Hughes, Art 
In the Art clubs of the Northern Dis- 
trict, some thirteen in number, special 
study has been given to the American 
School of Painting in order to better 
appreciate our own art at the Panama- 
Pacific Exposition. Since most of the 
clubs in this District are comparatively 
isolated, it has been the aim of the Art 
Department to establish a fund for the 
purchase of a Trading Art Exhibit, the 
same to be sent from club to club free 
of charge. A good beginning can be 
made with the amount on hand — over 
$100, contributed by the various clubs 
of the Northern District. 
Mrs. George W. Hamilton, Literature 
By books alone can man preserve the 
sayings and the songs of the singers 
and "the seers of all the yester-years." 
Nearly all the clubs in the Northern 
District now have special programs on 
California writers. Our energetic club 
at Rocklin has already given three pro- 
gram days to California writers. 

I have sent to clubs outlines for work 
on the following : Children and their 
Reading; Development of the Short 
Story; Contemporary Books of Impor- 
tance; the Feminist Movement; Pag- 
eantry, and California Literature. 

I have given "talks" on California 
hterature, and I feel it is a duty of this 



department to assist our gifted young 
writers. A number of the clubs liave 
formed study classes in French and 

Mrs. T. B. Reardan, Necrology 

It is my sad duty to read the roll 
call of those whose names have been 
written by the Recording Angel in the 
Book of Life : 

Mrs. B. A. Nordyke, Woodland Town 
and Country Club; Miss Florine Por- 
rier, Colusa''Woman's Club ; Mrs. Nel- 
lie Morris, Mrs. Sophia Binkelman, 
Grass Valley Woman's Improvement 
Club; Mrs. Lucy P. Spencer, founder 
and honorary president of Susanville 
Monticola Club ; Mrs. Frances E. My- 
ers, Camino Woman's Club; Mrs. 
Thomas W. Ward, Mrs. Francis Mur- 
phy, Fair Oaks Women's Thursday 
Club; Miss MoUie B. Johnson, Mrs. H. 
T. Goethe, Mrs. C. M. Coglan, Mrs. 
Clinton L. White, Mrs. James W. Wat- 
son, Sacramento Tuesday Club; Mrs. 
Aida Kelsey, Miss Loretta Meehan, 
Miss Albina Cueno, Jackson Woman's 
Improvement Club ; Mrs. Eva Archi- 
bald, Roseville Woman's Improvement 
Club; Mrs. Coe C. Redinan, Marys- 
ville Art Club. 

Mrs. George W. McCoy, Club Ex- 

New clubs taken into the District 

Tuesday Club of Gridley, 26 mem- 
bers ; A¥oman's Club of Del Paso, 25 ; 
Woman's Improvement Club of Red 
Bluff, 83; Sheridan Woman's Club, 20; 
Jackson Poppy Club, 18; Wyandotte 
Improvement Club, 50; Fortnightly 
Club of Woodland, 29; Improvement 
Club of Palermo; Woman's Improve- 
ment Club of lone, and Sorosis Club of 

Mrs. W. E. Craig, University Club 
House Loan 

Clubs that responded for this depart- 
ment are : Monday Club of Oroville ; 
Placerville Shakespeare Club ; Nevada 
City Shakespeare Club ; Portola Wo- 
man's Civic Improvement Club ; Corn- 
ing Maywood Woman's Club. Total, 

I corresponded with all the clubs of 
the district, and did not meet with 
quite the response I would have liked, 
but I realize that there have been many 
demands on the clubs. 

Mrs. G. E. Chappell, Philanthropy 

(Report read ; Chairman ill.) 
I am unable to give you a detailed 
report of the Department of Philan- 
thropy, but it is a pleasure to be able to 
say that this work has received its fair 
share of attention, even from clubs that 
do not have an organized department. 
It is just another proof of the diversi- 
fied interests of modern clubwomen. 
While enjoying the privileges and the 
pleasures of club life, they have not 
been unmindful of the unfortunate. 

Miss Etta Cornell, Federation Emblem 
I have in my care the symbol that 
represents the essence, condensed and 
consecrated, of all the ideals and aspi- 
rations of our Federation. This little 
emblem of blue enamel and gold is the 
embodiment of our wonderful State, 
the only garden spot in which are found 
all the necessities and luxuries known 
to the human family. Let us possess 
this beautiful little pin that means the 
united strength of some 30,000 women, 
that is daily growing stronger. Let us 
wear this emblem and honor it because 
of that for which it stands. 

Mrs. C. L. Donohoe, Forestry 

I urge each club to set aside one day 
each year as Forestry Day. Make it a 
big day and interest those about you 
in helping to conserve the beauties of 
nature within our State. I find so few 
of the clubs are interested in forestry. 

I have sent 320 letters on forestry, 
lis folders, and have planned two ar- 
bor days and seven forestry days. 

New clubs admitted recently into state 
Federation are: San Luis Obispo Culture 
Club, Wyandotte Improvement Club. Wood- 
land Fortnightly Club. Merced Woman's 
Im.provement Club and Patterson Study 

Montebello Woman's club has gained a 
county library, performing one of the most 
useful things that out of town women's 
clubs can find to do. 




Mrs. J. B. Hughes, Art Chairman 

It is acknowledged by many club 
women throughout the state that Mrs. 
A. F. Jones of Oroville, who has just 
completed her two-year term as Presi- 
dent of the Northern District, is the 
logical candidate for State President. 
It seems an absolute necessity that one 
should have had the experience of dis- 
trict work in order to reach out and 
handle the larger problems of the State 

Mrs. Jones is peculiarly fitted to fill 
the office. Her work for the past two 
years has been such as to win her an 
enviable record and to warrant the 
praise not only of her own immediate 
associates but of the State officers for 
her promptness and efficiency in hand- 
ling matters pertaining to the State at 
large. Whatever Mrs. Jones has at- 
tempted she has carried to a successful 
close. Her work has been marked by 
absolute straight forwardness with jus- 
tice and fairness to all. A'Vith her rare 
tact and graciousness of manner, Mrs. 
Jones is one to whom the women of 
our State can point with pride at the 
next biennial to be held in New York 
City, 1916. 

Conditions in the Northern District 
are probably different from those in 
any other. Nineteen counties are in- 
cluded reaching from Siskiyou and Mo- 
doc on the North to Sacramento and 
Amador on the South. Many of the 
clubs are extremely isolated. To bind 
them more closely, to offer these club 
women greater opportunities, to make 
them feel more strongly the true mean- 
ing of Federation — "Service." Reci- 
procity days have been established, 
giving and receiving in every sense of 
.the word. Eighteen new clubs have 
been added with a gain of membership 
of over one-third. 

The Northern District for the past 
four years has been specially interested 
in forestry. Before serving as North- 
ern District President, Mrs. Jones was 
chairman of forestry for two years, do- 
ing splendid work. This District can 

claim the honor for the introduction 
and passage of bills providing for the 
preservation of natural trees along our 
State Highway. This District was the 
first to put forth the idea that the State 
should take entire charge of the de- 
pendent child as well as of the delin- 
quents. Splendid work has been ac- 
complished in civics, main stress being 
laid upon making the towns and cities 
of the north, beauty spots, by the plant- 
ing of trees and flower seeds. The re- 
claiming of the dredger land is being 
attempted by one club at the sugges- 
tion of Mrs. Jones. 

It was through the initiative of club- 
women of the District that University 
Extension courses were made possible. 
A fund for a Traveling Art Exhibit has 
been established. The Music Depart- 
ment has spread the doctrine of good 
music in the home, the school, the com- 
munity. Surely the State can make no 
wiser choice than in selecting for its 
leader a woman who can lead and 
guide so wisely and so well. 

Mrs. C. O. Hamilton 
Corresponding Secretary 

A meeting of the Executive Board, 
Northern District, was held in Sacra- 
mento, Saturday, April 3, with 18 
board members present. A beautiful 
tribute was paid Mrs. Lillian Pray-Pal- 
mer, our State President. 

Mrs. A. F. Jones' name was pre- 
sented as candidate for State President 
and was enthusiastically endorsed by 
sixteen of the members present. 

The Association of Journalism Teachers 
of Los Angeles and the beaches was organ- 
ized February 27, with B. O. Bliven of U. 
S. C. as president, and members Mrs. Rob. 
Wagner, Los Angeles Polytechnic; Miss 
Katharine Carr. Los Angeles High; Mrs. 
M. T. Maynard, Manual Arts High; Mrs. 
O'Neil, South Pasadena; Evans Richardson, 
Long Beach; Mr. Stevens. Santa Monica; 
Mrs. M. C. Colver, Manual Arts; Miss Adele 
Humphrey, vice-principal, Polytechnic. 

The objects of the association are to dis- 
cuss methods, to standardize the teaching 
of journalism, to co-operate with the State 
Editorial Association, to aim at higher 
ethics in newspaper work, and to start em- 
ployment bureaus for young people ready 
to enter journalistic work. 




Dear Madam President : 

The Fourteenth Annual Convention 
of the Cahfornia Federation of Wo- 
men's Clubs will be held in San Fran- 
cisco May 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, by invita- 
tion of the San Francisco District, with 
San Francisco as the hostess city. We 
ask you to bring the privileges and im- 
portance of this meeting before your 
club, urging its full representation in 
the Convention. 

Many important changes in our Con- 
stitution and By-Laws are to be voted 
on, and a council of wise and repre- 
sentative women is imperative if we are 
to arrive at the broad and democratic 
decisions which the Federation as a 
whole alone can render. It is the priv- 
ilege and the responsibility of every 
club in the Federation, through its del- 
egates, to help to make these decisions. 
The Fourteenth Annual Convention 
is to be noted for : Simplicity of social 
features; a strictly "Federation Pro- 
gram" ; the presence of Mrs. Percy V. 
Pennybacker, President of the General 
Federation of Women's Clubs, through 
the entire session; the number of dis- 
tinguished visitors who will be in at- 
tendance, representing many State 
Federations, and other women's organ- 
izations of note. 

All meetings of the Convention will 
be held in the large assembly hall on 
the Polk street side of the new Civic 
Auditorium ; and are open to the public. 
Representation. Each club shall be 
entitled to representation at the State 
Federation by the president, or in her 
absence, a vice-president in order of 
rank, and one delegate; clubs consist- 
ing of 100 members, the president and 
two delegates, and one additional dele- 
gate for every additional 100 members. 
No delegate shall represent more than 
one club. The secretary of each club 
shall certify one week before the an- 
nual meeting the names of the dele- 
gates and alternates from the club to 
the Chairman of Credentials, Mrs. 
Olive E. Borrette, Napa. The delegates 
from clubs failing to pay their annual 

dues shall not be seated at the annual 

Credential Committee. The creden- 
tial cards enclosed must be presented 
to the Credential Committee, which 
will be in session at the Convention 
Hall at 9 :00 o'clock Monday morning, 
May 17, Mrs. Olive E. Borrette, Chair- 

Resolutions. All resolutions offered 
for the consideration of the Federation 
must be presented in writing with the 
endorsement of the delegates of at least 
one Federated club. Resolutions must 
be in the hands of the committee not 
later than the second day of the Con- 
vention. Mrs. H. A. Cable, 1906 West 
Forty-second Place, Los Angeles. 

Official Headquarters. Hotel Belle- 
vue, Geary and Taylor streets. Rates, 
one in a room, not to exceed $4.00 per 
day. For two in a room, not to exceed 
$5.00 per day (European plan). . . . 

Program. The program has been 
built along distinctly Federation lines. 
Each department has been given ade- 
quate time for report and general dis- 
cussion. Noted speakers, of state and 
national reputation, will give addresses 
on Federation subjects. The conven- 
tion music is in charge of the State 
Chairman, Mrs. Walter Longbotham, 
and committee, and will be of the high- 
est order. The Council Meeting will be 
held Monday at 10:00 a. m., presided 
over by Mrs. W. C. Mushet, Vice- 

Topics for Discussion, led by the Dis- 
trict Presidents : "The Responsibility 
of Clubwomen to the Peace Move- 
ment," Mrs. A. F. Jones, President 
Northern District ; "How Can Our De- 
partment Chairmen Be Brought Closer 
to the Clubs of Our District?" Mrs. 
Percy S. King, President San Francis- 
co District ; "Co-operation Between the 
C. F. W. C. and the State Commis- 
sion," Mrs. Wm. E. Colby, President 
Alameda District ; "Why a Clubwo- 
man?" Mrs. H. A. Bates, President San 
Joaquin Valley District; "Reorganiza- 
tion for Efficiency," Mrs. H. A. Cable, 



President Los Angeles District ; "Sens- 
ing the Value of Club Opportunity," 
Mrs. A. J. Lawton, President Southern 

Social Affairs. Annual reception to 
State and District officers, tendered by 
the Local Board, Monday, May 17, 8:30 
p. m. ; Annual Banquet of the "Down 
and Outs," Thursday evening. May 20; 
"Federation Day" at the Panama-Pa- 
cific International Exposition, Satur- 
day, May 22. 

By order of the Executive Commit- 




Recording Secretary. 


Corresponding Secretary. 



Section 2 to read: Clubs applying for 
membership shall show by their Constitu- 
tion that the organization requires no sec- 
tarian or political tests for membership; 
that it is not a secret society; that no one 
of its members is affiliated with any organ- 
ization which tolerates, either by practice 
or teaching, violation of federal or state 
laws, and that it agrees to the Constitution 
and By-Laws of the State Federation. 

Any club may be dropped from the State 
Federation by the action of the State Ex- 
ecutive Board for any reason which would 
have prevented its admission. 

Section 2 to read: The officers of each 
District shall be a President, Vice-Presi- 
dent, Recording Secretary, Corresponding 
Secretary, Treasurer and Auditor. Each 
District (with due regard for eligibility) 
shall decided for itself who shall constitute 
its Executive Board. 

Section 3 to read: District officers shall 
be elected at the District meeting for two 
years beginning with the pre-biennial year. 

Section 4 to read: Districts shall adopt 
By-Laws for their own government which 
do not conflict with the State Federation 
Constitution or By-Laws. 



Section 1. — Add after "General Federa- 
tion Secretary," "Past State Presidents who 
are in the State Federation." 

This change in Section 2 adds Past State 
Presiident to the voting membership of 
State Conventions. 


Section 2 to read: President of Districts 
shall be elected at the District meeting held 
previous to the State Convention at which 
the election of officers takes place, such 
election to be ratified by the Convention. 

Section 4. — Add "notice concerning dues 
shall be sent to clubs in November." 

Section S to read: Every club belonging 
to the Federation shall hold its election of 
officers before May 30th on election year. 

Section 1 to read: The yearly dues shall 
be ten cents per capita, payable November 
1st, and shall become delinquent April 1st. 
The delegates from clubs failing to pay the 
annual dues shall not be seated at the an- 
nual meeting. The initiation fee of ten 
cents per capita shall cover the dues for the 
current Federation year. In addition to the 
State dues, a per capita tax shall be levied 
by each District. 


Section 1 to read: Each club of less than 
one hundred members shall be entitled to be 
represented at the State Federation by the 
President, or in her absence a Vice-Presi- 
dent in order of rank, or one delegate. Clubs 
consisting of one hundred members — the 
President and two delegates and one addi- 
tional delegate for every additional hundred 

Add Section 6: No delegate from any 
club taking active part in politics shall be 
seated in convention. The presentation of 
two or more sides of any question, or the 
endorsement of legislative measures relating 
to Federation interests, shall not be inter- 
preted as political activity. 


Change "Section 1" to Section number 
"4." Section "1" to read: 

"The Corresponding Secretary shall send 
a nominating ballot to each club not less 
than sixty days previous to the State Con- 
vention; these ballots to be returned to her 
with the endorsement of the club's choice 
of candidates not later than thirty days pre- 
vious to the Convention. The Correspond- 
ing Secretary shall keep a record of them 
and immediately forward them to the mem- 
ber of the Nominating Committee in the 
District from which they were received. 
The choice of the Nominating Committee 
and the names of all candidates receiving 
the endorsement of 25 clubs shall be placed 
on the nominating ballot. 

Strike out the last part of Section 1 be- 
ginning "Second ticket." Strike out Sec- 
tion 2, substituting "The Executive Board 
shall elect an Election Board of seven mem- 
bers, one from each District, and a Chair- 

Change "Section 3" to Section number 
"7." Section "3" to read: 



"All elections for State officers shall be 
by ballot for a term of two years beginning 
with the pre-biennial year, excepting for 
Corresponding and Recording Secretaries, 
who shall be appointed by the President- 

Change "Section 4" to Section number 
"8." Section "4" formerly Section number 

Add "Section S" to read: "The election 
shall be held on the third day of the Con- 
vention in a room or rooms apart from the 
regular sessions. The voting hours shall be 
from nine a. m. to four p. m., but any dele- 
gates who may be in the room waiting for 
an opportunity to vote at four p. m. shall 
be permitted to vote before the polls are 
closed. Not fewer than three members of 
the Election Board shall be on duty at any 
one time during the voting hours. The 
voting place shall contain a locked ballot 
box and an alphabetical list of the voters, 
the latter shall be furnished by the Chair- 
man of the Credential Committee before the 
polls open at nine o'clock. Corrections to 
include late arrivals may be made at noon 
and at three-thirty p. m. 

Add "Section 6" to read: "The Chairman 
of the Election Board shall have supervision 
of the arrangements for voting, printing of 
the ballots, and maintaining order and quiet 
in the polling room. She shall announce 
the result of the election to the delegates 
at the opening of the session on the after- 
noon of the third day of the Convention, or 
as soon thereafter as the count can be com- 
pleted. The ballot box must remain locked 
after the opening of the polls until the 
count begins, the count must then continue 
without interruption until it is finished, 
when the ballots shall be again locked in 
the box to remain until the close of the 
Convention, unless a canvass is ordered by 
the Executive Board. At no time shall the 
ballots be handled by anyone except the 
Election Board. Officers shall be installed 
before the final adjournment. 

"Section 7" formerly "Section 3." "Sec- 
tion 8" formerly "Section 4." Strike out 
sentences "Vacancies occurring between 
meetings of the Board may be filled by the 


Add "Section 2": "If any subject relat- 
ing to proposed legislative action in state or 
nation is given a place on the program, it 
shall be discussed by two or more speakers 
holding opposing views." 

Add "Section 3": "No person who is a 
candidate for a political office shall speak 
from the platform of the Convention." 

Add "Section 2": "Resolutions properly 
endorsed by Clubs shall be sent to the Reso- 
lutions Committee not later than sixty days 
previous to the State Convention." 

Add "Section 3": "All resolutions relating 
to department work shall be endorsed by 
the Chairman of that department." 

Add "Section 4": "Resolutions approved 
by the Resolutions Committee shall be 
printed and sent out with the Convention 

Add "Section 5": "No resolution of any 
political significance shall be considered by 
the Convention. 

Add "Section 6": "Resolutions presented 
to the Convention for endorsement shall be 
subject to no limitation of discussion, ex- 
cept such as the delegates may impose 
through the usual parliamentary motions 
for closing debate." 

Add "Section 7": "A resolution may be 
presented from the floor by a two-thirds 
vote of the delegates, but such resolution 
must be indicated by name only and not 
read until after consent is obtained." 

"Section 1. No woman known to be ac- 
tive in politics or holding any County, State 
or Federal office shall be eligible to mem- 
bership on the State or District Executive 

"Printing of Year Book" 

"Section 1. All material submitted as 
copy for the Year Book shall be typewrit- 
ten or printed, and shall be forwarded to 
the State Corresponding Secretary not later 
than the date decided upon by the State 
Board. Any copy arriving later than the 
date specified shall not be eligible for that 
Year Book." 

"Section 2. All material from each Dis- 
trict shall have been corrected or revised 
and O. K.'d by at least three members of 
the District Board." "Section 3. All State 
Chairmen shall correct, revise and O. K. 
their material." 

"Section 4. The outgoing or incumbent 
State Corresponding Secretary shall ar- 
range all such corrected copy in the form 
and final style in which it is to appear in 
the Year Book and forward the same to the 
printer. She shall read all necessary pre- 
liminary proofs and the final page proofs." 



Plan Approved and Presented by the State 
Executive Board for Redistricting the 
C. F. W. C. in Accordance with Resolu- 
tion Passed at the Thirteenth Annual 
Convention, Riverside, April 29 and 30, 
and May 1 and 2, 1914. This Plan to Be- 
come Operative and Effective on or Be- 
fore October, 1916. 




Section 5. Membership. 
Line 3. change the word "district" to 

To read: Clubs may adopt their own pol- 
icy, and are no way committed to work for 
measures voted for at State and County 
Meetings, such measures to be suggestive, 
not mandatory. 

Section 1. Officers. 

Change to read: The State officers shall 
be a President, First, Second and Third 
Vice-President, Recording Secretary, Cor- 
responding Secretary, General Federation 
Secretary, Treasurer, Auditor and Member 
at Large (President-elect). These with 
State Chairmen of Departments and Chair- 
men of Standing Committees of Depart- 
ments, six District Directors, and the Pres- 
idents of County Federation, shall consti- 
tute the State Executive Board, which shall 
transact the business of the Federation and 
shall report to each Annual Convention. 
Section 1. Districts. 

Change to read: The State shall be di- 
vided into six districts or divisions, as fol- 
lows: Number One (Northern); Number 
Two (San Francisco) ; Number Three (Ala- 
meda) ; Number Four (San Joaquin Val- 
ley) ; Number Five (Los Angeles) ; Number 
Six (Southern). 

Section 2. Change to read: Each district 
shall be represented in the Executive Board 
by one Director to be elected at the An- 
nual State meeting. 



Section 1. To better facilitate the work 

of the Federation, County Federation shall 

be organized in all counties having three or 

more Federated clubs. 

Section 2. The officers of each county 
shall be a President, Vice-President, Re- 
cording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, 
Treasurer and Auditor. These officers, to- 
gether with the Presidents of the clubs be- 
longing to the County Federation, Heads 
of Departments and Chairmen of Special 
Committees, shall constitute the County Ex- 
ecutive Board. 

Section 3. County officers shall be elect- 
ed at the Annual Spring meeting to be held 
not later than April 30. Section 4. Coun- 
ties shall adopt By-Laws for their own gov- 
ernment, which do not conflict with the 
State Federation By-Laws. Section 5. Each 
county shall hold two annual one-day meet- 
ings, one in the Fall and one in the Spring. 
Section 6. The yearly dues shall be not less 
than 5 cents per capita, payable before 
April 1. 

Section 7. In counties where there are 
no women's clubs organized or federated. 

the State President shall appoint (subject 
to the approval of the State Board) a Coun- 
ty President of that county, whose duty, 
with the assistance of the Director of the 
District, it shall be to organize and fed- 
erate clubs, and when three or more clubs 
of not less than ten members each shall 
have been federated with the State, to effect 
a County Federation organization. 

Section 8. No officers or directors shall 
serve in the same position for a period of 
more than two years. 



Section 1. All members of the California 
Federation of Women's Clubs shall be 
grouped as follows: 

District No. 1 — (Northern). 

Counties: Amador, Butte, Colusa, El Do- 
rado, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, 
Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, Shasta, Sierra, 
Siskiyou, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Yolo, 

District No. 2 — (San Francisco). 

Counties: Mendocino, Napa, Del Norte, 
Lake, Santa Clara, San Francisco, Solano, 
Humboldt, Marin, Monterey, San Benito, 
Santa Cruz, San Mateo, Sonoma. 

District No. 3 — (Alameda). 

Counties: .. Alameda, Contra Costa, 
Tuolumne, Calaveras, San Joaquin. 

District No. 4 — (San Joaquin). 

Counties: Alpine, Fresno, Kern, Kings, 
Madera. Mariposa, Merced, Mono, Tulare, 

District No. 5 — (Los Angeles). 

Counties: Inyo, Los Angeles, Santa Bar- 
bara. San Luis Obispo, Ventura. 

District No. 6 — (Southern). 

Counties: Imperial, Orange, Riverside, 
San Bernardino, San Diego. 

Voting Membership of State Federation 

Section 1. Change to read: The voting 
membership shall be a State President, 
First, Second and Third Vice-Presidents, 
Recording Secretary, Corresponding Sec- 
retary, Federation Secretary, Treasurer, 
Auditor and Member-at-Large (President- 
elect), Past President of the State Federa- 
tion, State Chairman of Departments of 
Work, Chairmen of Standing Committees, 
Presidents of County Federations, Presi- 
dents of Federated Clubs, and the regularly 
elected delegates or alternates from the 
several clubs belonging to the State Fed- 


Section 1. Change word "Conventions" 
to read "Councils" (last word). 

Section 2. Change to read: District Di- 
rectors, Chairmen of State Resolution, Cre- 
dential and Nominating Committees shall 
be elected at the same time, and in the same 
manner as State officers. 



Section 3. Change to read: In the ab- 
sence of the State President, it shall be the 
duty of the First Vice-President to perform 
the duties of the President, also to assist 
her in devising and executing plans of work. 
It shall be the duty of the Second and Third 
Vice-Presidents to assist the President, by 
visiting clubs in her neighborhood, and hav- 
ing general supervision over clubs remote 
from the locality electing the President. 

Section 4. Change to Section 6. 

Section 4. (New). The Recording Sec- 
retary shall keep the minutes of the Annual 
Convention, also the minutes of the Execu- 
tive Board. She shall be the custodian of 
all contracts, minute books, reports and 
other papers, except the correspondence of 
the President and Board. She shall pre- 
serve in her files a copy of the Constitution 
and By-Laws. She shall enter upon the 
minutes of each meeting the names of clubs 
admitted to the Federation. She shall attest 
the signature of the President or Vice-Pres- 
ident, as the case may be, to all club con- 
tracts or other instruments in writing, and 
shall draw warrants on the Treasurer, which 
warrants shall be countersigned by the 
President, for all claims approved by the 
Executive Board. 

Change Section 5 to Section 7. 

Section S. (New.) The Corresponding 
Secretary shall conduct the correspondence 
of the Federation and be ex-officio a mem- 
ber of the Club Extension Committee. She 
shall send out notices, apprise members of 
their appointments on committees; she shall 
make and keep a list of the clubs federated 
during the year, and shall provide copies of 
same to the Treasurer and Recording Sec- 
retary, and in the absence of the Recording 
Secretary, perform the duties of that office. 
She shall receive, at the time of, or during 
the Annual Meeting, the yearly reports of 
the officers and chairmen, and shall arrange 
for the publication of the Annual Year 

Change Section 6 to Section 8. 

Section 6 (formerly Section 4) to read: 
Section 6. (New.) The Treasurer shall re- 
ceive and hold all moneys belonging to the 
State Federation, and shall pay out the same 
only on warrants signed by the President, 
Recording Secretary and Auditor. She shall 
make in writing to the Board of Directors 
a monthly report at the regular monthly 
meeting, the correctness of which shall be 
attested by the Auditor, and shall present 
report in detail at the annual meeting, and 
for the Annual Year Book, of the receipts 
and disbursements. She shall give a bond, 
subject to the approval of the Executive 
Board, for the faithful performance of her 

Section 7 (formerl}' Section 5) to read: 
The Auditor shall examine all bills and ap- 
prove the same before payment is made by 
Treasurer, and keep a record of all bills 

presented. She shall examine the accounts 
of the Treasurer and shall present a written 
report at the annual meeting of the State 

Section 8 (formerly Section 6) change to 
read: It shall be the duty of the Director of 
a District to promote Federation interests 
in her district; to attend County Federation 
conventions when possible; to call district 
councils, through County Presidents, when 
advisable, and to represent the combined 
counties of her District on the State Execu- 
tive Board. She shall be ex-officio a mem- 
ber of the Club Extension Committee in 
her District, and shall, as far as possible, 
assist in the organization of new clubs. 
Each director shall be apportioned not less 
than fifty dollars each year from State funds 
to promote the work of her District, and 
shall report in writing to the Executive 
Board and to the Annual State Convention. 

Section 7 to be Section 9: Representation 
of clubs at District meetings, when held, 
shall be upon the same basis as the State 
Federation Conventions. 


Section 1. Change to read: Meetings of 
the Federation shall be held annually in 
October, the time and place of meeting to 
be decided by the Executive Board. Invita- 
tions to Conventions may be presented at 
the Annual Convention. 

Sections 2, 3, 4. 5, the same. 

Section 6. (New.) In addition to the 
State and County meetings, an annual meet- 
ing or Council may be held in the various 
districts, the meeting to be conducted by 
the Director of District. 

(Page 146— Year Book.) 

Section 1. Line 3. Change the word 
■'President" to "Director." 
Proposed Plan for Raising a State En- 
dowment Fund of $50,000.00 or 

More, Endorsed and Recommended 

by the State Executive Board. 

Name: The Caroline Severance Memorial 
Endowment Fund. 

Founder's Roll: The sum of $100.00 
places the name of person or club on this 

Honor Roll: The sum of $10.00 places 
the name of person or club on this roll. 

Mothers' Memorial Roll: For any sum 
the name of one's mother may be placed on 
this roll. 


Nominating Committee, Mrs. A. J. Law- 
ton, Santa Ana; Credentials Committee, 
Mrs. Olive E. Borrette, Napa; Resolutions 
Committee, Mrs. H. A. Cable, Los Angeles; 
Rules and Regulations, Mrs. A. F. Jones, 




A regular meeting of the State Ex- 
ecutive Board was held in San Diego, 
April 6, the President in the chair, and 
the following members present : Mmes. 
DeNyse, Butler, Francisco, Lawton, 
Osgood, Arnold and Longenecker. 

The President reported a successful 
visit to the San Joaquin District, also 
a fine convention of the Northern Dis- 
trict at Sacramento where an informal 
meeting of the Board was held ; an in- 
teresting day spent at the sessions of 
the Senate and Assembly, and a visit 
to the Legislative Headquarters at the 
Sacramento Hotel, Mrs. Harbaugh be- 
ing in charge. 

Clubs passed by the Executive Com- 
mittee, and approved by the Board 
were : San Francisco District, South 
San Francisco Woman's Club, Van 
Dyke Improvement Club, Rohnerville, 
Cotati A¥oman's Improvement Club ; 
Northern District, lone Woman's Im- 
provement Club ; Southern District, 
Hever Woman's Improvement Club, 
San Diego Humane Educational 
League ; Los Angeles District, Simi 
Valley Woman's Club (Ventura 

The Treasurer's report showed a 
balance on hand of $2318.22 ($15.50 en- 
dowment fund). 

A copy of the Anderson bill 453 was 
presented by Miss Longenecker and 
endorsed. Miss Longenecker thought 
there is an advantage in concentrating 
on bills that already have the support 
of large groups of people such as As- 
sembly bill 17, to provide for State 
support ; Senate bill 700, to provide for 
increased county funds ; Assembly bill 
1242, for increased district support. 

Mrs. Foster Elliot reported that she 
had spent a week visiting the clubs of 
Ventura county where she had talked 
before many clubs and high schools. 

The final report of the Revision 
Committee read and discussed. By let- 
ter Mrs. Hartwell stated they had de- 
cided not to insert the word "partisan" 
(before politics) as requested by the 

Executive Board and which she had 
agreed to do at the meeting March 18. 
Twenty-five dollars was allowed to 
send Mrs. Hartwell to the convention. 

The motion was carried that as the 
proposed plan of redistricting by coun- 
ties would conflict in some ways with 
the plans of revision, the question of 
redistricting be taken up first and dis- 
posed of in order to avoid confusion in 
the minds of the delegates by having 
the two plans before them at the same 

A letter was read from Mrs. Mueller 
with proposed plan of Mrs. Myers for 
placing bird shelters along the Lincoln 
Highway, it being the hope of Mrs. 
IMyers to have the school children 
make the boxes and install them. The 
President stated that she will hold a 
Board meeting Monday, May 17, at 
San Francisco at Convention Hall, and 
asked that Mrs. Francisco be added to 
the Executive Committee. 

The President presented the follow- 
ing names for Convention Committees : 
Nominating, Mrs. A. J. Lawton, Chair- 
man ; Resolutions, Mrs. H. A. Cable, 
Chairman ; Credentials, Mrs. Olive E. 
Borrette, Chairman ; Rules and Regu- 
lations, Mrs. A. F. Jones, Chairman. 

The Woman's Progressive Club of 
Laton has taken advantage of the lec- 
ture bureau of the University of Cal- 
ifornia by having Miss Lillian D. Clark 
spend one afternoon and evening with 
them. During the afternoon Miss 
Clark spoke to the students and teach- 
ers of the high school on household 
efficiency. At the evening meeting the 
women of the vicinity were guests of 
club members. The subject presented 
was "Labor Saving Devices." All felt 
the help of the "homey" devices de- 
scribed and many decided to try some 
of them at once. The Laton Club has 
assisted the Travelers' Aid both finan- 
cially and by appointing members to 
meet trains when necessary. 

(MRS. A. G. SMITH.) 




The following letter stating the qual- 
ifications of Mrs. A. F. Jones as candi- 
date for State President has been re- 
ceived : 

''The Executive Board of the North- 
ern District C. F. W. C, take great 
pleasure in presenting to you as a can- 
didate for State Presidency, Mrs. A. F. 
Jones, who has just completed her term 
as President of the Northern District. 
Mrs. Jones was endorsed by her Ex- 
ecutive Board at a regular Executive 
meeting held in Sacramento, April 3. 

"Mrs. Jones' work as District Presi- 
dent for the past two years speaks for 
itself — a gain of eighteen clubs and an 
increase in membership during the last 
3'ear alone of over one-third. 

"We firmly believe that in Mrs. 
Jones we have one who possesses to a 
splendid degree all the qualifications 
for leadership, fine executive abilitv. 
straight forwardness of purpose, un- 
biased judgment, untiring energj^ and 
a determination that brings success in 
whatever she attempts — and with that 
great loyalty for the federation itself 
which means the greatest good for the 
greatest number. 

— (Mrs. A. M. Seymour, \lce-Presi- 
dent Northern District). 

Los Angeles Averill Study Club re- 
cently held a "Press Day" and gave 
an opportunity for its members and 
local press women to become ac- 
quainted through an intimate relation 
of the real facts of press life. The 
speakers were Mrs. Lavinia Griffin 
Graham, President of the Southern 
California Woman's Press Club and a 
dean among newspaper women; Miss 
Dorothy Willis, a leading club editor 
on the coast, and Mrs. Haines Reed. 
State Chairman of Press. Mrs. Fred- 
erick K. Adams, president, introduced 
the speakers in a charming manner. 


Mrs. Andrew W. Francisco, chair- 
man of program for the State Conven- 
tion, has gathered a splendid group of 
men and women to bring the message 
of Federation from the Department 
angle at the convention. Although the 
program is subject to change, the fol- 
lowing will be the speakers : 

Art — Mrs. Melville Johnston, Art 
Chairman General Federation ; Peace — 
Mrs. May Wright Sewall, Chairman 
Woman's International Conference for 
Peace; Country Life— Prof. W. T. 
Clarke, University of California Agri- 
cultural Extension ; Forestry — T. Gil- 
bert Pearson, Secretary National Au- 
dubon society; Waters — M. E. Ditt- 
mar, first vice president Inland Water- 
ways association; Civil Service — Mrs. 
Emma Pierce Cole, Civil Service Re- 
form chairman, General Federation ; 
Industrial and Social Conditions — A. 
Caminnetti, U. S. Commissioner Im- 
migration, and Miss Anne Morgan, 
daughter of the late J. Pierpont Mor- 
gan, who will speak on Immigration. 

Women active in General Federation 
work who will speak included : Mrs. 
Percy V. Pennybacker, General presi- 
dent'; Mrs. WilHam B. WiUiams, Gen- 
eral treasurer; Mrs. Francis D. Everett, 
General director from Illinois : Mrs. 
William Brook Young, director from 
Florida ; Miss Lutie Sterns, director 
from Wisconsin ; Mrs. Elmer Corsman, 
president Utah Federation ; Mrs. Kate 
Waller Barrett, National President 
Florence Crittendon homes ; Mrs. M. 
B. Jewett, Oakland, Belgian Relief; 
Lillian Burkhardt Goldsmith, dramatic 
interpreter of Los Angeles, and i\Irs. 
J. A. Osgood, State Parliamentarian, 
and others complete the program. 

Owensmouth Woman's club is one of the 
"baby" clubs of Federation. It has 16 
members all alive to big work and a credit 
to Federation. 

The Poinsettia club of Saticoj^ re- 
cently elected Mrs. J. M, Sharp presi- 
dent; Mrs. J. M. Dickenson, vice presi- 
dent ; Mrs. O. F. Hawley, secretary- 
treasurer ; Mrs. H. F. Clark, press 
chairman. The club continues its work 
on the park at the station. 




The Women's Legislative Council of 
California closed headquarters May 8, 
after 12 weeks of open house, with Mrs. 
J. L. Harbaugh, presiding. All Legis- 
lative Council bills, except "Women as 
Jurors," have passed both houses and 
are now in the hands of Governor John- 
son for his signature. Besides getting 
through these bills, we have assisted 
many organizations belonging to the 
Council with their bills and have 
brought strong enough pressure to 
assist materially in killing some per- 
nicious bills. We kept organizations 
and individuals belonging to the Coun- 
cil in touch with legislation in which 
they were directly interested. With 
few exceptions, the best features of 
each of the bills have been retained. 

Through the efforts of Mrs. Frank 
Gibson of Los Angeles, member State 
Housing Commission and Immigration 
Commissioner of C. F. W. C, Senate 
Bill 427, known as "Home Teachers' 
Bill," was the first of the five bills to 
pass and has been signed by Gov. John- 
son. A. B. 239, Compulsory Education, 
came in second. This measure had a 
billowy sail from the beginning but 
through the untiring work of Mrs. F. 
H. Ainsworth and Mrs. C. H. Adams 
of the Woman's Council of Sacramento, 
supported by a number of leading edu- 
cators of the State, and the Legislative 
Council, the bill passed both houses al- 
most unanimously, minor amendments. 

S. B. 511, "Birth Registration," fol- 
lowed with practically no opposition in 
the legislature. Though it took many 
days with the "Legislative Bureau, 
State Board of Health and the At- 
torney General's office to revise the 
original bill to make it acceptable and 
constitutional. This work was ably 
executed by Mrs. C. D. Webster of 
Sacramento, representing the Cali- 
fornia Mothers' Congress. (Ed. Note: 
It will be remembered that the pioneer 
work for this Bill was done by Mrs. L. 
P. Crane, Chairman of Health, C. F. 
W. C, and was not popular until she 
made it so.) 

S. B. 257, "Child Labor Bill," re- 
ceived some of the hardest blows, but 
finally came out victoriously with only 
one or two vital concessions, — reducing 
the age limit to 10 years for boys as 
street venders and retaining the 14 
year age for messenger boy service. 
Mrs. C. F. Edson, State Chairman of 
the Industrial and Social Conditions, 
of C. F. W. C, and Mrs. E. K. Foster, 
Child Welfare Commissioner of C. F. 
W. C, are mainly responsible for the 
success of this bill, S. B. 257. 

The California Civic League, under 
the President, Miss Julia George of San 
Francisco, ' did valuable educational 
work in the legislature and in the State 
along the line of Jury Service for 
Women, which campaign will be con- 
tinued no doubt with ultimate success 
two years hence. 

Mrs. Harbaugh desires, in the name 
of the Legislative Council, to thank the 
women of the State for their loyal co- 
operation and their hearty response. 

Mrs. M. H. Abbott, Press Chairman 

The Woman's Civic Improvement 
club of Sanger, Fresno County, has 
been exceedingly busy this year with 
worthwhile things, the club being re- 
sponsible for a general town "clean- 
up" after which the workers — as well 
as the thinkers had a free dinner. 

The officers are Mrs. W. M. Barr, 
president; Mrs. C. M. Blackman, vice 
president; Mrs. John Simpson, secre- 
tary. Committees respond for action 
promptly. One event of the year was 
the Travelogue by Ford E. Samuels on 
"Rome, The Eternal City." "Mrs. 
Wiggs of The Cabbage Patch" was put 
on and a neat sum realized for the 

The club assisted with Sanger's part 
in the Raisin Day parade in Fresno, 
where Sanger carried off first prize on 
the best float and second prize on at- 
tendance. We have had a park plant- 
ing day, and the year has just begun. 




Mrs. John H. Arthur 

For the woman whose soul is at- 
tuned to beauty, who has subtle un- 
derstanding of that expression of life 
which is called art, who, having little 
or no opportunity to see and study fine 
paintings, anticipates with pleasure a 
visit to the display of fine arts at the 
Panama-Pacific Exposition, this is 
written, in the hope of helping her to a 
keener enjoyment of that fine collec- 

If you have but little time to spend 
in the galleries, make all the greater 
eftort to prepare before hand by find- 
ing out all you can about the pictures. 
Reserve your own judgment but read 
newspapers, magazines, books, get re- 
productions when possible, seek to 
know what the painter is trying to ex- 
press. You do not judge Shakespeare 
by his theology nor Mark Twain by 
his history. Use the same discrimin- 
ation in judging a picture. One artist 
will try to paint the vibration and bril- 
liance of light, another the mystery of 
night and shadow, another enfolds his 
model in atmosphere, while another 
works for "line," accuracy of drawing 
or revels in "textures" of flesh or fabric, 
or composes "spots" into a "harmony," 
while another expresses an "emotion" 
with queer formless crude color ; each 
trying to say the essential thing as he 
sees it. 

Do not bother about how the paint 
is put on. That is merely technique, 
the "grammar of art." In a jury- 
judged collection like this all bad gram- 
mar is supposed to be eliminated. Pick 
out a few pictures that appeal to you, 
only one or two if you have not time 
for more, look long and earnestly at 
them. Your study will enable you to 
understand and appreciate. They will 
become a part of you, a vivid memory, 
something definite to take home and 
enlarge j-our horizon ; not just a re- 
membrance of a long line of canvas- 
hung walls, a weary repetition of colors 
and frames that gave no message to 
vour soul. 



To put it briefly — you'll find your 
euiswer at the House of Fitzgeredd. 

Not that we cleum to sell the only 
good Pianos and Player Pieinos, but 23 
years of conscientious pieuio selling in 
this community has placed us in a posi- 
tion peculiarly fortunate emd unique. 

We believe our prices sue lower. 

We believe our terms of ownership 
Eire more convenient and simple. 

We believe our treatment and serv- 
libereJ and eminently more satisfactory. 

We believe the Fitzgeradd Warranty 
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Mrs. Isabella Maclay, President 

The "Mother Club" of San Fernando 
is the Woman's Civic League of San 
Fernando Valley, organized October, 
1911, "To secure a comprehensive 
knowledge of our representative form 
of government and apply it to our citi- 
zenship for honest laws and the great- 
est good of all." At present we have 
54 working members. 

We established a parliamentary drill 
and early received instruction in mark- 
ing the ballot, with the result that at 
the Presidential election it was stated 
by a member of the election board that 
the voter taking the least time to mark 
the ballot was a woman, and a member 
of the Civic League. We have two 
branches, "Home Economics" and 
"Literature," the latter studying early 
California history, but at the meetings 
of our main body we devote our entire 
time to business, civics and current 

At present we are following the bills 
pertaining to women and children as 
brought up in the Legislature. Our 
annual dues are 25 cents, thus barring 
none from membership. Each year we 
give a dramatic entertainment to re- 
plenish our treasury. We have never 
levied an assessment. 

We have aided the city in establish- 
ing and maintaining "clean up day," 
and preventing the destruction of song 
birds ; have co-operated with the men's 
civic organizations, contributing to the 
Chamber of Commerce half the pro- 
ceeds of our last entertainment for city 
parking and have furnished funds for 
one uniform for the local band. Our 
league is a recognized force for good 
in our community, glad to work with 
all but controlled by none. 

Through the influence of the league 
our young daughters met April 6, and 
organized "The Junior Woman's Civic 
League of San Fernando Valley." Not 
a branch of the older body, but a reg- 
ular organization, composed of girls 
from thirteen to twenty years of age, 
inclusive, their object being to secure 

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The Woman's clubhouse of Covina 
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100 club women from different parts 
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Monday Afternoon Club of Covina, in 
honor of the board of the District Fed- 
eration. After a bounteous luncheon, 
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talks given by Mrs. H. A. Cable, Dis- 
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San Diego County Federation is in 
the midst of preparations for their 
spring convention and for the enter- 
tainment of Mrs. Percy V. Penny- 
backer, General Federation President. 
The convention was held at La Jolla, 
May 11, with the following prominent 
club women as honored guests : 

Mrs. Pennybacker, Mrs. Lillian 
Pray-Palmer, State President ; Mrs. 
George Butler, Corresponding Secre- 
tary; Mrs. A. J. Lawton, Southern Dis- 
trict President ; Mrs. William Brooks 
Young, General Federation Director of 
Florida; and Mrs. Alice S. Blout, mem- 
ber Conservation Department, General 
Federation of Iowa. 

Mrs. Pennybacker, Mrs. Palmer, 
Mrs. Lawton and J\lrs. Van Buskirk, 
County President, gave the main ad- 
dresses. On the return trip from La 
Jolla, the Wednesday club served tea 
in their pretty clubhouse on Ivy Lane 
to the delegates and guests of the con- 

The State President, Mrs. Palmer, 
has been asked by Mrs. Pennybacker 
to represent the General Federation at 
the National Child Labor Conference 
in San Francisco, May 29-v31. This is 
a signal honor, one wisely bestowed 
and well merited. 

A dinner was given to County Fed- 
eration officers and Department Chair- 
men in San Diego, May 11, and Mrs. 
Pennybacker, Mrs. Blout, Mrs. Young 
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Literature Going Out 

Campaign literature is being sent out in 
behalf of both aspirants to the presidency 
and active electioneering is in full sway. 
From now until convention time, campaign 
managers will devote themselves to lining 
up the delegates. Then there will be a 
caucus and the choice of one candidate 
from the district, to whom the combined 
strength can be thrown is predicted. 


(Continued from page 8) 
Mrs. Hoppin Notified 

It is true that Mrs. Hoppin was not pres- 
ent at the meeting, but it is also true, as 
I am informed, that she, as well as every 
other member of the Executive Board, was 
notified of the meeting. Indeed, Mrs. Hop- 
pin telegraphed the day before the meeting 
was held that she could not attend. 

It is true that the endorsement was not 
unanimous. One member only, Mrs. Mc- 
Coy, voted in the negative. Mrs. Walton 
retired from the meeting, and did not vote 
on the question. 

Sixteen for Endorsement 

It is true that Mrs. Kilgariff, Mrs. Long- 
botham and Miss Parrott voted for the en- 
dorsement. The implication that they are 
the only members of the Executive Board 
who voted in the affirmative is not, how- 
ever, the fact. Sixteen members voted in 
favor of the endorsement. The following 
are the names of those so voting, as they 
appear in the directory of the Northern Dis- 

Mrs. A. M. Seymour, Vice-President, Sac- 
ramento; Mrs. C. O. Hamilton, Recording 
Secretary, Oroville; Mrs. J. B. Hughes, Dis- 
trict Chairman, Art, Oroville; Miss Par- 
rott, Bureau of Library Information, Sac- 
ramento; Mrs. Kluegel, Civil Service Re- 
form, Oroville; Mrs. C. L. Donohoe, Con- 
servation-Forestry, Willows; Mrs. W. M. 
Strief, Health, Marysville; Mrs. C. L. 
Walsh, History and Landmarks, Auburn; 
Mrs. R, H. Jones, Home Economics, Marys- 
ville; Mrs. H. J. Kilgariff, Legislation, Sac- 
ramento; Mrs. George W. Hamilton, Liter- 
ature, Auburn; Mrs. Walter Longbotham, 
Music, Sacramento; Mrs. T. B. Reardan, 
Necrology. Oroville; Miss Susan T. Smith, 
State Chairman, Library Information, Sac- 
ramento; Mrs. Bradford Woodbridge, State 
Chairman, Club Extension, and President- 
elect Northern District, Roseville; Mrs. J. 
L. Harbaugh, State Chairman, Legislation, 

John Topham 

In his candidacy for Councilman 
pledges the citizens of Los An- 
geles that, if elected, he will serve 
and protect their interests with the 
same faithful, efficient service ren- 
dered during his previous term. 

Election June 1st. 


(Continued from page 7) 

There were several pleasant features 
at the close of the Convention. The 
newly elected officers were introduced 
to the members of the Convention, and 
presented with handsome bouquets. 
The retiring officers were also present- 
ed with flowers, and Mrs. A. F. Jones 
was the recipient of a handsome gift 
from some of the clubs of the district 
as a token of their appreciation of her 
loyalty and service to the district. 

At the close of the Convention rep- 
resentatives from the Chamber of Com- 
merce of Sacramento were in waiting 
with automobiles to take the visiting 
clubwomen for a drive around the city. 
This was followed by a theater party, 
to which all officers and delegates were 
invited, and thus closed a profitable and 
enjoyable Convention of the Northern 




The Women's Clubs of Yolo County 
and Woodland announced through an 
official letter to California clubwomen 
their endorsement of Mrs. Emily Hop- 
pin as a candidate for State President. 

It reads in part: "Mrs. Hoppin is 
now Vice-President at large and has 
served as State Vice-President and 
State Treasurer for several years, and 
is now Vice-President at large. She 
is also treasurer of her district, which 
office she has held for some time. 

"Her intimate connection with the 
Federated movement almost from its 
inception gives her a thorough and 
practical knowledge which makes her 
invaluable as a state officer ; informed 
as to the wide, embracing scope of 
work undertaken by club women, there 
would be no hesitating step in its 

"She is well acquainted with our 
needs, resourceful in her methods, com- 
prehensive and progressive in her 
ideas. Wide and favorably known 
throughout the state, Mrs. Hoppin is 
in a position to render peculiar and 
unusual service to her constituency ; 
to reflect credit upon her district and 
maintain the honor of the state. 

"Mrs. Hoppin can preside at any 
convention forcefully and successfully. 
For half a life time she has been iden- 
tified with public activities; her in- 
terest in all affairs for civic betterment 
is pronounced and effective. Her out- 
look is broad and her ability to serve 
commensurate. In calling her to this 
position at this time, we believe we are 
rendering unquestioned service to the 
promotion of all ideals for which the 
woman's club stands ; and to choose 
her means the just recognition of merit 
and ability. 

"We ask }^our personal influence and 
support in securing Mrs. Hoppin for 
this position. 

(Signed) "Mrs. James T. Royles, 
Chairman, Mrs. Richard Brown, Sec- 
retary of Committee." 

The club presidents endorsing Mrs. 
Hoppin are : Mrs. L. D. Lawhead, 

Study Club ; Frances Louise Newton, 
M. D., Fortnightly Club ; Mrs. F. Fitz, 
Dramatic Club ; Mrs. Fred Meier, Out- 
look Club ; Mrs. J. I. McConnell, Cur- 
rent Topics Club; Mrs. G. H. Hecke, 
Town and Country Club ; Mrs. H. E. 
Coil, Past President Northern District; 
Mrs. C. W. Thomas, Past President 
Shakespeare Club; Mrs. M. W. Ward, 
Past President Shakespeare Club ; Mrs. 
F. W. Blanchard, President Elect 
Shakespeare Club. 

Glendale Tuesday Afternoon Club 
recently held a Federation Day at 
which 100 women from other clubs 
were invited as honor guests. Speakers 
were Mrs. W. C. Mushet, State Vice-. 
President, who talked of the coming 
state convention ; Mrs. Herbert A. 
Cable, Los Angeles District President, 
Mrs. D. M. Gate, District Vice-Presi- 
dent. Committees were Mrs. Frank 
Hester, . hospitality ; Mrs. Luther 
Brown, club courtesies ; Mrs. Charles 
Flomer Temple, decorations. Glendale 
is one of the livest clubs in the Fed- 

The Hollywood Woman's Club has 
a handsome ivory white year book with 
the lettering in gold. It would be a 
fine feature of any reciprocity collec- 

During the presidency of Mrs. Henry 
J. Finger of the Santa Barbara 
Woman's Club, energy has been di- 
rected toward building a club house 
costing $5500, purchasing a $950 grand 
piano. A stage and dressing room 
nearly paid for. Mrs. E. C. Tallent, 
well known club women, has been 
elected president of the Santa Bar- 
bara Woman's Club. Mrs. H. J. Finger 
refused to consider re-election. 

Mrs. I. W. Gleason, district chair- 
man of Parliamentary Usage, desires 
those entrusted with the arrangement 
of next year's programs, in no case to 
overlook that important branch of club 
work — Parliamentary Law. 



Miss Zona Gale who has been spend- 
ing several months on the Pacific Coast 
has delighted numerous club audiences 
by readings from her Friendship Vil- 
lage stories. April 3, under the aus- 
pices of the committee on Public 
Affairs she appeared before the 
College Woman's Club. At the 
close of the reading the alumnae of 
Wisconsin University, Miss Gale's 
alma mater, served tea. Miss Sybil 
Jones presided in the absence of the 
president, Mrs. Roger J. Sterrett, and 
Mrs. Ella H. Durley introduced Miss 


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By Dr. Jenkin Lloyd Jones 

(Continued from Last Month — Completed in This Issue 

Wherever an army has dragged its 
loathsome length across any country 
and any age, it has left behind it a 
trail of crime; a spoliation of brain, a 
blunting of home loves, the deflower- 
ing of virgins, the debauchery of 
motherhood, and a long line of un- 
fathered babes, to testify to the , ac- 
cursedness of war. Witness the mil- 
lion or more of Eurasians in British 
India. They were born into the world 
burdened with the worse curse parent- 
age ever transmitted, doomed to be 
outcasts from all that is respectable, 
both on the British father side and the 
Hindu mother side. 

Witness again the debauchment of 
the contraband camps of our Civil 
War; the pathetic scandal of the native 
■'wives" to American soldiers in the 
Philippines, who flocked to the 
wharves and made the re-embarking 
of American soldiers for home heart- 
breaking with the tears of the guileless 
daughters of the far off islands. There 
is a conspiracy of silence concerning 
these damnable facts. They reach so 
near home that good taste and polite 
manners render them prohibitive ma- 
terial even in an address upon the 
Burden of Woman. 

And yet I have not touched the pro- 
foundest depths of this damnation. 
Worse, immeasurably worse for future 
generations than the debauchery of the 
body, is the debauching of ideals. The 
loathsome disease that is trickling 
down into the veins of unborn inno- 
cents is not as calamitous as this 
obeisance to brute force. 

Every vote cast for a battleship di- 
rectly or indirectly is a concession to 
the logic of barbarism, a yielding to 
the dictum of the brute in the highest 
reaches of government. But not in 
any or all of these specific counts of 
belated barbarism do we find the most 
crushing burden of women. 

War is essentially aristocratic, a 
masculine aristocracy at that. Every 
vote for a battleship is a disfranchis- 
ing vote for woman. I believe that the 
sex lines are but surface scratches on 
the human globe, and this belief is vin- 
dicated in this place and hour. But 
thank God, the differentiating lines are 
deep enough permanently to disqualify 
woman from the gory efficiencies of 
battle fields. Thank Heaven for the 
physical and spii'itual rejection of 
women at the recruiting stations of 
armies and navies. 

The war spirit and the awful burden 
of militarism resting thereon, is the 
crushing burden under which women 
all over the world are staggering. To 
lift this burden off their shoulders, to 
relieve them and their children from 
this wicked handicap, is to open wide 
the gates of civilization to them and 
hasten the era of justice, the reign of 

O women of America, what are you 
going to do about this? Where are 
you going to begin? See to it that 
motherhood be asserted. Let the 
claims of the heart be heard. Break 
the false glamor of war, release your 
children and yourself from the shallow 
admiration of the trumpery, the mil- 
linery, the peacock feathers in which 
this fell force of war parades itself. 

Let us stop this horrible hypocrisy 
that teaches children to carol at Christ- 
mas time the angel song of "Peace on 
earth and good will to men," while at 
the same time mothers stuff the stock- 
ings of the same children full of mimic 
weapons and the carol is silenced. 

Sisters, you are the divinely ap- 
pointed heralds of peace. By heavenly 
endorsements and by earthly neces- 
sities you are called upon to help re- 
tire the brute and advance the human, 
remand the bayonet and the cannon 
and the devil torpedo to their proper 
place in the museums. The heroes of 



the battlefield have had their day. Let 
the heroes and heroines of peace stand 
forth and receive the glory that belongs 
to them. 

To this supreme task the women in 
this presence are summoned through 
their diligent study, patient training of 
the young, the refinements of home, the 
spiritualization of ideals, and their con- 
tribution to non-partisan politics, and 
non-sectarian religion. 

Sisters, form lines for the bloodless 
"war against war," touch elbows with 
rich and poor, black and white, male 
and female. Let us stand shoulder to 
shoulder, first, for a cessation of the 
horrible manufacture — a holiday in the 
navy ^^ards that Winston Churchill 
pleads for, then the reduction of arma- 
ment, then a disarmament, then an in- 
ternational police, then a supreme 
court of nations where all the disputes 
of nations will be brought to arbitra- 
ment, as are now the disputes of in- 

Following is the list of officers newly 
elected b}^ the Glendora Woman's club : 
President, Miss Frances Robinson ; 
First Vice President, Mrs. E. G. Wid- 
man ; Second Vice President, Mrs. T. 
V. Wamsley ; Recording Secretary, 
Miss Rebecca N. Howe ; Corresponding 
Secretary, Mrs. H. T. Steddom ; Treas- 
urer, Mrs. J. A. Jones. 

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and provided with excellent facilities, will 
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A wide veranda almost surrounds the new 
building and is made attractive with ham- 
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The interior is handsomely furnished and 
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a club. With the best help obtainable the 
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The biennial council meeting of the 
General Federation of Women's Clubs 
will be held in Portland, Ore., May 31, 
June 1, 2 and 3. In addition to the of- 
ficers, directors, heads of departments, 
committee members, state presidents 
and General State Federation Secre- 
taries, hundreds of delegates from 
state federations and individually fed- 
erated clubs will attend the meeting, 
as well as other club women interested 
in the woman's club movement. 

The meeting has been timed just pre- 
vious to the rose festival for which the 
city of Portland is famous. The com- 
mittee in charge is planning to make 
the sessions especially reflective of the 
spirit and enthusiasm of the North- 
west. Mrs. Sarah A. Evans, president 
of the Oregon Federation of Clubs, has 
arranged through the committee for 

numerous social functions. 

Hotel Multnomah will be head- 
quarters for the delegates while the 
Council sessions will be held in the 
White Temple. 

The Program Chairman, Mrs. Grace 
Julian Clarke, points with unfeigned 
pride to the splendid new department 
heads who are to be heard at Portland, 
Mrs. George Zimmerman, Civics; Mrs. 
Frederick H. Cole, Civil Service Re- 
form ; Mrs. John Dickinson Sherman, 
Conservation ; Mrs. Ellor Carlisle Rip- 
ley, Education ; Mrs. Thomas G. Win- 
ter, Literature ; Mrs. F. S. Wardwell, 
Music; and Mrs. Elmer Blair, Public 

The "Plans for the New York Bi- 
ennial" will be presented by Miss Mary 
G. Hay of New York, board member 
of the local committee; Mrs. Francis 
D. Everett of Illinois, chairman of the 
program committee, and Mrs. William 
Grant Brown, chairman of the local 




May 12 was Federation Day at the 
Panama-California Exposition in San 
Diego, and a special program was ar- 
ranged under the personal supervision 
of Mrs. Fred Van Buskirk, County 
President, that would do credit to a 
state or national organization. 

There was an auto ride to Point 
Loma to visit the old Spanish light 
house, lately restored and repaired by 
the United States government at the 
request of the Federation Department 
of History and Landmarks. On invita- 
tion of Madame Katherine Tingley, the 
party visited the Theosophical head- 
quarters, returning to the Exposition 
in time for the Southern California 
Garden Fete and luncheon in the Pep- 
per Grove. 

A program of English pastorals was 
sung by the Glee club of the San Diego 
College Woman's Club ; folk dancing 
by the public school children. A charm- 
ing bevy of "club daughters" assisted 
in serving the dainty luncheon. The 
San Diego Floral Association had 
charge of the decorations, which trans- 
formed the Pepper Grove into a bower 
of roses. , 

Dr. Edgar L. Hewitt, noted arche- 
ologist and ethnologist, personally con- 
ducted the party through the Exposi- 
tion. The Woman's Board of the Ex- 
position entertained with an informal 
tea in the afternoon and the Woman's 
Board of Commissioners for the South- 
ern Counties received informally in the 
Blue Room of the Southern Counties 
building with a musical and tea, Mrs. 
L. B. Hogue of Ventura, hostess. 

At 4 o'clock Dr. Stewart gave a spe- 
cial organ recital on the outdoor organ, 
and at 7 o'clock dinner was served for 
the honor guests, the County Federa- 
tion executive board and visiting club 
women at Christopher's cafe. In the 
evening the Drama Department of the 
San Diego Club presented epoch 
dances in the organ pergola on the Ex- 
position Plaza, under the direction of 
Mrs. B. C. Sutton. 


The primary campaign for the 
Los Angeles Board of Education, 
demonstrated that the people like 
definite statements of policies on 
the part of Ceindidates. 

The six candidates for Board of 
Education — Bean, Crandall, Gold- 
ing, Lewis, McCormick and Spald- 
ing came out squau'ely for Francis 
policies. They led six correspond- 
ing candidates by an averaige ma- 
jority of seven thousand votes. 
The lead of Judge Bordwell was 
perhaps considerably due to the 
fact that the Public School Com- 
mittee of One Hundred endorsed 
but six cEuididates. 

D. B. Lyons, Chairmeui of the 
Committee, presages the over- 
whelming election of this group of 



The guests of honor were Mrs. Percy 
V. Pennybacker, General Federation 
President ; Mrs. LilHan Pray Palmer, 
California State President; Mrs. 
George Butler, Corresponding Secre- 
tary; Mrs. A. J. Lawton, Southern Dis- 
trict President; Mrs. Fred Van Bus- 
kirk, San Diego County President ; 
Mrs. Alice Blout, General Federation 
Conservation Department, Dubuque, 
Iowa; Mrs. William Brooks Young, 
Jacksonville, Florida, General Federa- 
tion Director. 

Josephine Maclajr Walker 

The Ebell of San Fernando was or- 
ganized May 20, 1914, at the home of 
Mrs. Thomas J. Walker. Its object 
is expressed in its motto — Culture, 
Harmony, Service. The club has 32 
active members, one honorary. 

The officers are : President, Jose- 
phine Maclay Walker; First Vice-Pres- 
ident, Mae Hamion Schwinger; Second 
Vice-President, Mary E. Griswold ; 
Third Vice-President, Luna M. Wheat ; 
Fourth Vice-President, Grace Moffitt 
Prince ; Secretary, Eliza Bailey Allen ; 
Treasurer, Edith Lane Maclay; Gen- 
eral Curator, Emma Althea Smith ; 
Parliamentarian, Althea D. Fish. 

Meetings are held the first and third 
Fridays at the homes of the members. 
Its sections are : Books and Conversa- 
tion ; Fine Arts, Architecture, Sculp- 
ture and Painting; Music; Landmarks 
and History; Philanthropy. 

Excellent programs have been fur- 
nished at every meeting by members. 
The course of study has been along 
the line of our own nationality — Amer- 
ican. The first public act of the club 
was to send a subscription to the Na- 
tional Red Cross Fund. The first club 
baby was presented with a silver cup 
and made an honorary member, Calvin 
Hamion Baker. A Christmas party 
■was given to the children of the mem- 
"bers and a New Year reception to hus- 
bands and gentlemen friends. 

One of the chief characteristics of 
the club is to have a small and con- 

genial membership. The programs 
given by the members have been far 
above the ordinary in theme and orig- 
inality, touching on the Expositions, 
Patriotic Day, Poetry Day, dramatics, 
fiction, Costume Day, paintings. 

On Nature Day Mrs. Jennie Kahler, 
one of our oldest members, will give a 
talk on California Wild Flowers and 
will have on exhibition her collection 
of paintings of wild flowers, which is 
said to be the best in existence ; we 
will learn the haunts and habits of the 
wild birds and "climb the high moun- 
tain" with John Muir and "get their 
glad tidings," and with Kellog make 
"bird songs where there are no birds, 
and water springs in a thirsty land." ^ 

Election in the Woman's Club of 
Monrovia resulted in the choice of the 
following officers : Mrs. C. T. Renaker, 
president ; Mrs. H. Waterman, jr., first 
vice-president ; Mrs. J. Allen Munro, 
second vice-president ; Mrs. A. L. 
Wooldridge, recording secretary ; Mrs. 
Lincoln Backus, corresponding secre- 
tary; Mrs. L. L. Day, treasurer; Mrs. 
R. O. Simpson, assistant secretary; 
Mrs. Emmeline Graves, financial sec- 
retary; Mrs. A. H. Johnson, auxiliary 

At the March meeting of the board 
of the District Federation it was voted 
to contribute $50 to the Travelers' Aid 

During the past month the women's 
clubs of Van Nuys and Owensmouth 
have lent their aid to the establishment 
of Boys' clubs as a feature in bringing 
about an improved country life. A 
flourishing club has been started at 
each place under University Extension 
auspices. The boys will engage in 
practical agricultural and horticultural 
experiments and the reward for the 
most successful work will be a trip to 
Washington and a visit to the White 
House. Mrs. H. S. Trotter of Van 
Nuys is deeply interested in the pro- 
motion of these clubs. 

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